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ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha
guess i better pack my swim costume!
oh hi! just me here laughing in the face of chaos.
all photos from The Guardian.
you can read the article & see more pics HERE.
Mary Ann Moss at 11:43 AM in Travel | Permalink
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Yup, pack the swim suit, a few towels, a life preserver, maybe a few inflatables, a couple of oars and I'd say you'd be relatively prepared for anything. What gives with ma nature these days??? I wonder? What burr go under her saddle bag that she has to cry, whine and throw a fit on simple, well meaning folks, just going about their everyday....I just wonder hmmmmmmmm......
Susie LaFond |
Sunday, November 11, 2012 at 12:21 PM
I have a pair of rubber pants from an ill fated river fishiing expedition you are more than welcomed to.
Sunday, November 11, 2012 at 01:00 PM
Haha, right... Bad news does reach LA... I will hope for claering up for you... Several places in tuscany are being evacuated. Bad weather in the North of Italy!
Sunday, November 11, 2012 at 01:11 PM
Where are all the gondolas when you need one? I have a blow-up kiddy canoe you can borrow. Maybe you can catch a snorkle tour of St. Marks. At least your accommodation is on the second floor.
Violet Cadburry |
Sunday, November 11, 2012 at 03:00 PM
On the lemonade from lemon front, your balcony could make a nice dock. Besides I have every faith that you would, in fact, laugh in the face of chaos. That's just the way you roll!
Jolene Eborn |
Sunday, November 11, 2012 at 04:10 PM
Be on the lookout for something in the mail. It is not ticking.
Brian Kasstle |
Sunday, November 11, 2012 at 04:19 PM
oh my, those rains were some serious drips & drops to float so many chairs & people....
do you have any teacher friends with waders? I think wellies won't be quite tall enough...
either way, you'll have an awesome experience....maybe a waterproof camera, too?
Holly Hudson |
Sunday, November 11, 2012 at 05:33 PM
Flooding is pretty much a way of life in Venice . We were there in November one year and toured St. Marks in about 3 inches of water-inside! Telling you-take waders.
Carol Weiler |
Sunday, November 11, 2012 at 05:47 PM
Venice a little wet? No problem! I'd take it any day! xo
Sunday, November 11, 2012 at 06:05 PM
At least the gathering of your artistic vial of local waters will be a bit easier than normal...I feel convinced that the waters will recede and in fact, the sun will be shining when you get there! Weather respects the MAM.
Jane Bumar |
Sunday, November 11, 2012 at 07:04 PM
You are going to have an incredible adventure in Venice!!
Sunday, November 11, 2012 at 07:06 PM
Pack the water wings . Wear rubber shoes as there will be mud, mud glorious mud nothing quite like it for. Cooling the blood.
Monica Smith |
Sunday, November 11, 2012 at 07:12 PM
Stilts! That's what you have to pack. Holy cow, the place looks like it's sinking much faster than predicted. Hope it all dries up by the time you get there.
Joan Clarke |
Sunday, November 11, 2012 at 09:12 PM
OOps, I just sent you a link to this article on Facebook, then came to read your blog and you've already heard. Yup, hip waders might be the way to go instead of those cute boots you were recently looking at. Love Jane's comment that it will be easier to get your water sample this way,ain't that the truth. Anchors away!
Monday, November 12, 2012 at 04:10 AM
Yep, saw this on the news. Not sure what options Venice has for fixing this ongoing problem. Water wings needed, for sure. :-/
Judy H. |
Monday, November 12, 2012 at 07:53 AM
Happily, we left Venice the day before all this. When we were there I needed to buy rubber boots because of flooding. They put ramps up to walk on too. People are joking in the comments but this is a very real and serious problem and would make it very difficult to walk around and enjoy Venice. I hope the flooding is over with soon.
Monday, November 12, 2012 at 08:32 AM
My guess is the vendors will have hip boots for sale!
Monday, November 12, 2012 at 08:38 AM
And down here in the south we are still dry as a bone and waiting for a drop of rain! It's like two different countries in more ways than one.
Anna Maria |
Monday, November 12, 2012 at 09:03 AM
Love it! If there's one thing you can control, it's the weather. Think of what an amazing experience it will be! can't wait!!!
Monday, November 12, 2012 at 05:47 PM
This is going to make for an even more exciting armchair adventure for all of us! You will find a magical gondola to float through the flooding, I am sure of it!
Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at 12:35 PM
Ahem.....you may need to waterproof your traveling art journal...
Saguaro Chick |
Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at 01:58 PM
"Life is a shipwreck, but we must not forget to sing in the lifeboats." Voltaire
Lynn Ellis |
Thursday, November 15, 2012 at 06:54 PM
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