Wednesday, January 16, 2008

No Foto

We're back in the Bay Area after one two-hour flight and one eleven-hour flight. And a solid 7 hours of sleep in QIR's bed (thanks for the bed, darlin!)

So, yes, we went to Italy and I will have many stories to tell. However, I will have no photos to show you. I lost my camera on a train between Siena and Empoli, and unfortunately neither the kind folks at the Florence train station lost and found nor the ones at the Pisa lost and found were able to give me good news, that someone had turned my camera in. So I have no photos from the trip. Dan took about eight with his film SLR, but he doesn't know if they'll even turn out because it turned out the film he bought was expired. So we'll see.

I would have rather lost anything else I had with me, including my passport and my new ipod, than my camera. But it was the camera, a gift Dan gave me for Christmas a few years ago, a gift that made me cry at the time and that I've used all the time since, that is gone. No foto*.

Also, we were both sick (he, the entire time, me, for about half the time). Also, it rained nearly every day. And Dan fell down some stairs.

But we still had a good time, for the most part, despite all the problems. I will be writing about the trip in detail, probably, but the hundreds of pictures I had to play around with and share with the internets are lost and gone forever, and I'll have to rely on my power of descriptive language rather than be able to show you all the awesome things we saw.

Hello again, internets, I've missed you.

* in reference to many sights we saw, including Michelangelo's David, where you weren't allowed to take pictures (even though last time I was in Italy, it was just "no flash". Guess it's really important that they sell a lot of postcards.


Sara said...

Oh crap, that sucks! On my first trip to Europe, our last stop was in Paris and the one thing that got stolen at Gare du Nord was the little suitcase my mom had bought at Harrod's that was chock full of EVERY SOUVENIR I'd gotten throughout the trip. Losing stuff that matters sucks so hard. I'm sorry.

Can't wait to hear a recap!

Abby said...

I am glad to hear that you are back, safe and sound, and so bummed that you lost your camera. I know I probably would have had a rather embarressing and public meltdown if that had happened to me this summer during my crazy trip. But good job looking at the bright side, now you can shape your memories of the trip anyway you want too!

Monkey McWearingChaps said...

That really sucks about your camera, m. Can't wait for the recaps, welcome back and happy new year!

Clink said...

Welcome back!

And I am so, so sorry about your camera. What is it with cameras and Italy? When my sister studied abroad there, she sat on hers (note: she weighs 115 pounds) and broke the lens.

I can't wait for a recap.

Yank In Texas said...

Oh poo that stunks about the camera. I'm glad you had a fab time. I'll just try to picture things in my head from your stories.

Anonymous said...

Hey darlin..

Losing the camera sucks. My camera was stolen from my checked baggage somewhere between Toronto and Belfast. Shady Dirty Airports Employees.

Mental snapshots are always what makes you want to go back. Pictures smictures.

Anonymous said...

You poor thing! Thank goodness Dan had his camera; I'm sure his pictures will be fine.

Welcome back!

Cilicious said...

I am *so sorry* about illness, the fall, and the camera.I hope you managed to have a good time in between these calamities.
Welcome back!

Cagey (Kelli Oliver George) said...

Mama mia! That sucks!

I can't wait to hear the stories, though! I have only been to Rome and Pompeii.