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I'm baaaaaaaack!

Discussion in 'OFF TOPIC' started by Sum1BTRthnU, Apr 6, 2014.

  1. Sum1 Well-Known Member

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    Wow! What an incredible trip!

    So the obvious...I now have a wife. Some how I convinced her it was a good idea to say "I do".

    We spent 2 weeks in Italy...the first in a smaller city called Lucca, which is about an hour away from Florence, 30-40 minutes from Pisa. That part of the country was absolutely beautiful! The view from where we did our ceremony was just incredible. We stayed in a privately owned villa ran by an Italian man in his 30s. He is also a chef that studied under one of the guys on Iron Chef. He would cook for us when we wanted and it was the best food we've ever had.

    While in Lucca we did the perfect balance of sight seeing and relaxing. We saw the leaning tower of Pisa, went to Florence and saw David amongst other historical works of art, went for a hike at Cinque Terra, went to a winery for a private tour and tasting (probably one of my favorite if not THE favorite part of the trip), ate incredible food the whole time (including gelato everyday). I forget the name of the town we went to but you get to the coast and you can see the ocean with snow-capped mountains in the background.

    From Lucca we went to Venice. What an awesome city. We got off the train and our bed and breakfast was less than a block away and overlooked the grand canal. It's hard to imagine but it's actually really awesome spending three days in a city doing nothing but walking and taking boats everywhere. You don't hear ANY car engines, only the hum of people. The Doge's Palace and St. Marks Square were great sight-seeing there as well. The food there was mediocre and pricey, but the small streets and water canals more than make up for that.

    After Venice we went to Rome. The obvious attractions were just jaw dropping. To actually see things like the Colosseum and the Vatican in person is an experience in its own. We took a day trip to Pompeii and saw what was left of the ancient city that was devastated by Mount Vesuvius. On a side note of that, we were warned of pick-pockets at the big tourist areas, but the only time we truly felt unsafe was the train/subway station at Naples getting to Pompeii. The child beggers were quite disturbing.

    Rome offered plenty of more walking, great food, and more sights than we could get to.

    It was hard to leave and we can't wait to go back (thinking 5 year anniversary).

    If any of you have the means or a chance to travel to another country don't pass it up...by far the best idea we had as far as getting married!
     
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  2. RhodyRams Well-Known Member

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    Italy is next on our list of vacations...after Ireland :) looking in to the pub tours etc for a trip this fall


    anyway congrats on the nuptials and glad everyone had a good time and safe travels. Welcome back !!
     
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  3. Prime Time RODerator

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    Pics or it didn't happen, etc. Thanks for the report. Welcome back.:cheers:
     
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  4. Sum1 Well-Known Member

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    I'll get to it! :p
     
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  5. Sum1 Well-Known Member

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    [​IMG] From the winery in Lucca.

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    [​IMG] Venice

    I'll post some more later when we get the pics from our cameras to the computer.
     
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  6. PhxRam The Estimated Prophet

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    Welcome back dude..
     
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  7. CGI_Ram Hamburger Connoisseur

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    Thanks for taking the time to share your story and pictures!

    Sounds amazing and by your writing even beyond amazing. Nice photos, too! Very cool.

    Congratulations to you and your bride on the wedding!
     
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  8. bluecoconuts Well-Known Member

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    Great pictures man, sounds like a blast.

    Next time if you see gypsy kids (probably the begger kids) trying to swarm you just backhand the front one. That's what my dad always did when we lived there, it let them know you weren't an easy target. They used to swarm people and use knives to cut open bags and rip them off. Most tourists who didn't know about them had no idea it was happening.
     
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  9. Selassie I H. I. M.

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    Sounds ... and looks.... like a kick ass time.

    How bout at least one pic of the newly weds !

    #BallAndChain
     
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  10. Ramhusker Well-Known Member Pit Boss

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    Glad you had a great time and made it back somewhat whole ( you are married now you know). They only time we had to fight off pick pockets was on a bus in Pisa. Chick had my wife's kindle in hand when my wife starting yelling so she dropped it on the way off the bus with me on her ass.
     
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  11. RamFan503 Grill and Brew Master

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    Funny. I was thinking about so many of my dad's old pictures and how it was all about the scenery and attractions and nothing with them actually in it. Then I started thinking about a bunch of my pictures.... same thing. Then I see these with neither of you in them. Tickled me.

    Anyway, I'm with George. How about a pic of the newly weds enjoying some of that scenery?

    Sounds like it was a great trip Sum. I am very jealous. My mom and dad went all through Italy, France, Spain, and Portugal. My dad couldn't stop talking about Italy and Portugal.
     
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  12. Sum1 Well-Known Member

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    I'll post some with us in it in the member photo section.
     
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  13. NJRamsFan Cocaine Cowboy

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    Thats awesome dude. Congrats on the marriage by the way!
     
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  14. RamsJunkie Well-Known Member

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    Marriage isnt all bad but you can forget about ever getting a blow job again.
     
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  15. RamFan503 Grill and Brew Master

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    Clearly you married the wrong woman. Just sayin'
     
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  16. RamsJunkie Well-Known Member

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    I may have exaggerated a little there just not as plentiful as they were before she was trying to hook me.
     
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  17. cvramsfan Well-Known Member

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    Congrats and Welcome home
     
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  18. RamFan503 Grill and Brew Master

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    Figured as much. Just giving you crap anyway.
     
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  19. LesBaker Mr. Savant

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    It's always a training issue. :cautious:
     
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