And before I forget, the hotel desk clerk gave us our first sincere compliment of the trip. She said she wished they had a 100 clients like that. When I asked her what she meant, she explained how we were the best group of kids she’s seen. That means the kids earn a treat.
We had the whole day here and filled it with a variety of activities including eating, shopping, and walking around. Our highlight activities included touring the Leonardo Da Vinci Museum that included models (some working) of many of his inventions. Many of them were hands-on so kids got to turn cranks, haul pulleys, and turn knobs. We also took our much-anticipated gondola ride which was something new for all of us. And finally, most of the boys went up the elevator to the top of the bell tower which provided views of the entire Venice landscape all the way out to the sea.
Next adventure: our all night sleeper train to Venice. What a life!