Friday, February 29, 2008

Give me a break...please!

From the storefront of "The lady from Haiti" boutique downtown Naples.

This is exactly how I feel today...well, maybe not so chipper ;-)

Let me explain. For the past 2 weeks we were hosting our good friends from Germany. We knew that they were both athletic and adventurous, but they totally wore us out!!! For the next few days I will show you just some of the things we did on their vacation!

(BTW - this was their first visit to the States and with the euro at an all-time high, they were...well, like kids in a candy store! Our food, gas and clothing seemed ridiculously inexpensive to them!)

20 comments:

Moi said...

reminds me of this cousin from UK who had the time of his life here with his pounds and euros!!!!!

have a relaxed weekend!!! take care :)

Chris said...

When we lived in Las Vegas, we used to joke that we were going to put a Holiday Inn sign in our yard. ;-) I can understand how you feel!

Oh, the dollar. . . I won't start, but suffice to say that when we went to Europe last fall, we didn't feel quite like your friends!

Nikon said...

I love that sculpture!!
When I was in Italy, it was the other way around - the dollar was king. Tourists were buying up all of the Gucci handbags that they could slide onto their outstretched arms.

Kate said...

What a sweet young thing. She brings a smile to my face. I think I'm getting more and more like her every day!

Peter said...

Well, are you trying to kill the European toursim by your weak dollar? Please do something, all of you who love Europe!

'JoAnn's-Digital-Eyes'NL said...

haha or boohoo? Anyhow I hope that whatever mood you are in, that your wrinkles will laugh someday...

Greetings from JoAnn (Holland)
Watch my friday's ABSTRACT sky

Have a wonderfull week end:)

alice said...

You make me laugh! I imagine you, running here and there to please to your visitors!
And yes, 1 euro for 1.50 dollar...quite good for shopping!
My daughter will spend a year from next september in Hildelberg, where do your friends come from in Germany?

Peter said...

Well, you are doing the right thing for our Naples economy...plus promoting good relastionship and having fun at the same time...

GMG said...

The Lady looks great!
Germans for the first time in the States, and they landed in Naples with all those Diners and Master Cards (neither AMEX nor VISA, of course) with the euro at 1.50... Poor Isabella! ;))
Anyhow, it's true that your gas is «environmentally» ridiculously cheap... :))
Have a great rest! I suggest the Rila Monastery (at Blogtrotter)... ;)))

Jilly said...

What fun. A Naples lady for a change - not a Monte Carlo one - guess she could be tho! Don't know about you, but I couldn't live with this sculpture, could you? She'd scare me to death - look at those eyes...yes I do love her in a way.

Felicia said...

Ooh la la! Reminds me of Las Vegas style - so sparkly! Hope you have a great weekend...of rest.

Kuanyin said...

All my guests wear me out because they all like to shop, shop, shop!

Isadora said...

Look forward to hearing about the vacation. Think of it as training for you for a more active and fun lifestyle! Something you could get used to?

By the way, I had often thought about making an attempt at creating dolls like this. It must be such fun to give them a characteristic face, not to mention dressing them.

oldmanlincoln said...

This entry brought up some broad smile I had lost. I did one way back when when the panty hose art was popular where I live and fortunately or unfortunately, it looked exactly like our neighbor boy who is not about 50. I never got to show it to anyone.

Neva said...

I so love this....I will post one I have in a few days but this is just too cute!

Sonia said...

Love that Lady! Love also the link to "The lady from Haiti"! Great!

Nathalie said...

Oh Isabella you made me laugh!!!

Looking forward to the tales of your adventures. The doll is... oh I wish I had a word for it. Over-the-top maybe? Great photo anyway!

Jana said...

Love that doll!!! Sounds like a fun filled few weeks with your friends! Enjoy!!!

Uma por Dia said...

lol

JAM said...

The lady in the photo kinda looks like "Maxine," the old lady in the funny Hallmark cards.