We'd been planning this trip for months, but soon, it was only a few days before Mom, Dad, Sharon, and Don were on their way to Italy. They were due to arrive the morning of May 2nd, but due to plane delays in Chicago, they didn't arrive until 7 PM. Still, we made the best of our time, and I got some authentic Italian cuisine in their bellies pronto. We spent Sunday in Venice walking and then walking some more.
Ben's visit last November.
Dachau, the site of the first concentration camp in Germany, followed by a stroll around Munich.
Swarovski factory, which was pretty cool. Everything was decorated in crystal, and Mom and Sharon were literally salivating.
I know this is kinda the Cliff's Notes version of our trip, and I apologise. A lot of the trip is still kind of a blur, but if I think of any particularly humorous or applicable anecdotes, I'll be sure to post them. Also, I didn't really take as many pictures this time, mostly because I'd already been to many of the places we visited. Plus, many times photographs don't really do justice to certain places and things; you just have to see them for yourself. Regardless, if you'd like to see the entire photostream, go here.