When it comes to fun things to do, my sister-in-law has a knack for ideas. Back in 2006 she hatched the "let's go to Italy" plan.
It would be my wife, me, my SIL, and her husband. No kids (we had some, they did not). We would take off in the summer and stay a solid week touring part of Italy. I have no idea why this place was chosen.
At first it was just an idea that was thrown about like some kind of wishful thinking. Then I realized my SIL was serious. Plus my wife did not discount the idea, which meant we were all but there already.
The interesting part is that between me and my SIL, I think we planned the whole thing. I doubt that was really there case, but I will swear by it.
When I came across this picture it took me back to walking around Rome, Florence, and Venice. Each day we would eat gelato, take pictures, stop for eating and wine drinking. Not a care in the world. The World Cup was going on and Italy was having a great showing. Very fun.
It is pictures like this that bring all those memories flooding back. Powerful, emotional images. The time passed so quickly. It gives me pause. It is so cliche - Life is woefully brief. Sometimes it takes just a single picture to remind me of that.
What about you? What images take you back to pleasant memories?
I would love to hear. It is far more interesting than what I have to say.