Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Rambling through Europe




I just got back from a month in Europe, where the DH and I rambled through five countries in four weeks (southern Germany, Austria, Switzerland, and Italy ... and OK, tiny San Marino, which is technically a republic, but it counts!).

In every place there was a moment of serendipity or coolness, like hearing a 16-piece swing band playing "Chattanooga Choochoo" through the door of a tiny cellar restaurant in Salzburg and dancing all night, or hearing a man singing across the water during our moonlit gondola ride in Venice, or winding up in Assisi (as in St. Francis of) by accident, or seeing a dolphin still frolicking in his mosaic in Ostia Antica, two thousand years later. Coolness, you know?

Want to see pictures? They're here: http://gallery.me.com/shelleyadina > Europe 2009

Someone asked me not too long ago what my favorite Bible verse was. I told them Psalm 139:9, "If I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea; even there shall thy hand lead me, and thy right hand shall hold me." I've been to 27 countries so far, some four or five times each, and I prove that verse true every time I travel. Our God is good!

Love,
Shelley

3 comments:

Maria I. Morgan said...

Great Bible verse! By the way, which country is your favorite so far?

Shelley Adina said...

Austria and northern Italy are my favorites. Scenery, fabulous food, and music coming out of doorways and windows when you least expect it--what's not to love!

Shelley

Julie Garmon said...

My sister just got home from almost two weeks in Italy. Somehow she packed everything in a carry-on! Sounds like you had a beautiful trip.