And we are off again, this time it was a trip with Grandma and mom. It was my Grandson’s first time in Italy and like all 13-year-olds, the flight was too long. The battery on his devices ran out, and we were flying into Venice, something we had never done before. We had arranged transportation from the airport to “close to our B&Bs”. But due to the weather, the boat ride had been moved to the car and then the boat. We had been told that our first stop would be my sister in laws stop by the company that booked this, seems the driver of the boat didn’t get the message. He dropped us off on the other side of the island and we had to find our way from there, in the dark and rain.
The B&B that the wife booked she “thought” had a lift, but we found out it didn’t. 3 flights of stairs to get to the flat. After a long flight that was a disappointment. The flat had a patio where you could see the tower in St. Marks square so that was a plus. We had 4 days in Venice and by the time we left the grandson could navigate the allies on his own. I think he gets it from his grandma.
The next trip was by high-speed train to Florance, it is so much easier to go by train in Italy than flying anywhere. I think I was more impressed with the train than he was, even though I had made that trip before.
Florence is so much smaller than the other cities we were going to see so it didn’t take much for him to learn his way around.
Then there was Roma, a city I have been to many times before and I wanted to show him everything but with only a few days it was not possible. We saw the big sites and even got lost a few times in the rain, and had to walk from the train station to the Pantheon. That was fun, my phone was giving some odd directions so as a test I let him navigate from where we where to where we wanted to be. In a city with his phone he got us there and I was so proud.
Some of the places I have had so much fun in he got to see, the restaurant that we eat at where I had took his mom years before remembered us as always and we are famiely to them so they always treat us right. Now from the Phanton to our B&B was not that far, and at 13 years old and seeing how he did so well on other streets I asked if he could walk me though going from here to there. After the 2nd day with some corrections he got it correct and could do the walk without us, another proud moment if you know the streets of Rome you know what I mean.
All in all I think everyone had a good time on this trip and its one I will not forget, I hope his mom and him go back and visit without us and see and do what they want.
So about 2 years ago I asked for a set of headphones for Christmas,and these were expensive headphones $150 or about if I remember correct. My daughter Alex was nice enough to get them for me. These were replacing another set of Denon headphones I had for 10 years. I loved those headphones.
So about 2 years after getting the ones for Christmas they started developing cracks in the arms that hold the speakers on you’re ears. I took a chance and emailed support at Denon about how they were cracking after only 2 years,let them know due to the cost I treated these things like gold.
With only 1 year warranty I explained how the last ones I had lasted 10 years and Denon support said I was shit out of luck. This pissed me the hell off so I contacted them on Twitter and they told me “to bad so sad” I was so disappointed. So I took to Twitter with another idea.
Every post Denon made on Twitter or reply from a customer that good things to say about what the bought from Denon I posted a reply with a picture of my broken headphones.
Needless to say Denon got tired of me posting that photo to Twitter and asked me for my home address, and these showed up a few days later. I saw they retail for $299 or more so I’m not going to complain. They work via Bluetooth and came with a wire to plug them in to the system I have now.
So it’s a week with the wife out of town, this time its Thailand with her sister. It was suppose to be with our daughter till Alex broke her foot. The holiday tip was a birthday trip for both of them but that changed real fast.
So I was not looking forward to this week as I had the grandson to take to school and pick up at the end of his day while trying to work. Withe his mom breaking her foot now I have 2 people and a dog to deal with. It’s not a bad thing having Alex at the house its been a while since she has spent any time at home. Just going a little stir crazy being in the house so much.
Dawn and Joyce look like they are having a great time, playing with the elephants is got me so jealous but the flight took ms of a day to get there. The photo’s I am seeing look awesome.
This is just so I can remind him when he gets older that yesterday I got a call from his mom about him surfing “adult” content on the web. Now you are 10 years old now it’s its “about” the rite age. You’re mom and grandma don’t think so..lol