Should We Stay?
If you popped by our blog yesterday, you would have read about our stay at a Quaint Cottage in Ponte Nuovo, Italy. After a wonderful evening spent dining on steaks, drinking beers, Eli playing on the grass outside, and thoroughly enjoying this little house, we knew that we needed to make a decision. Our next stop on the road was San Marino (which is an itty bitty country completely boarded on all sides by Italy) and then we were moving onto our final Italian city, Venice. We were beyond excited about both of these stops – we couldn’t imagine skipping San Marino OR Venice, BUT after two weeks on the road, we were really enjoying this peaceful stop in central Italy.
After a peaceful night of sleep, Elijah woke up thrilled to head straight outside and kick his ball around the garden. It was a hard decision to make, but we had to do it quick… Should we stay? Or should we leave and go with our original plan of spending three nights in Venice. Don’t get me wrong, we were really excited about seeing Venice, but we were absolutely LOVING this little spot. This was pure relaxation. If you have a toddler, then you will KNOW… If little one is safe, happy and free – then mommy and daddy can completely relax and unwind!
“Do we have to leave mommy?”
In the morning, after Justin had made us some delicious cheese and ham baguettes, we began packing the car. We had left it to fate, and decided to stay if the house was available for another night. We emailed our hosts and asked if we could stay, but they responded staying that another group had already booked and paid for the following three nights.
We enjoyed our last few hours there, with Elijah running around, kicking his ball, and then climbed back into the car and hit the road. It sort of felt like we were leaving our own home, which is an odd thing to say after merely one night spent somewhere. But it was true!
“Yay… Today we see a new country!”
How could we be upset with either staying or going though… Whatever the outcome, we knew that we would enjoy ourselves! Our next step was the wee little country of San Marino, and then we were onto the ever-enchanting city of Venice. Excitement was also starting to build as we were, from this day on, moving closer and closer to Austria. It was there that we would meet up with our dear friends from China.