Sailor Babo, Brip, and Moxy visit Venice!

The last port of call on Sailor Babo 98109’s recent voyage was Venice. Babo, Brip, and Moxy are still daydreaming about the decaying beauty and maritime splendor of Venezia, La Serenissima, Queen of the Adriatic.

They travelled there from Milan via Trenitalia, then took a vaporetto (Venetian bus-boat) from the train station.

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We wonder what this magazine says…

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Hey, guys! It’s the lagoon!

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Buses in Venice are boats! This is my kinda town!

After checking in to the vacation rental, Brip and Moxy settled in for a nap, while Babo scouted out the neighborhood.

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Oh good! There are cookies half a block away! This is my kinda town!

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Sailor Babo acquires a gondolier’s hat and prevents sunburn!

The next day, they all rode the vaporetti…

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And marveled at the grandeur of San Marco…

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And toured La Fenice, the beautiful opera house of Venice…

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And sampled some Venetian cookies!

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That thing at Sailor Bobo’s feet is a baba rum!

On the last full day, Babo scored more cookies, had a fancy coffee at Caffe Florian, crossed the Grand Canal in a traghetto (the poor person’s gondola), and rode more vaporetti

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Meanwhile, Brip and Moxy went shopping …

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Soon it was time to say goodnight and goodbye for now.

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Sailor Babo takes a vaporetto ride at sunset

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Arrivederci, Venezia!

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Sailor Babo’s Playcation!

Sailor BabO Canada took a week off recently (we’re not sure “off” of what), and found some fun things to do in and around Toronto.

Guess where he went?

SB & Jays game

Is Babo is ready to play for the Blue Jays?

SB and Jays hat

Yes, he is–batter up!

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The next day he took a bus trip.

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It took him to the theatre!

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He missed out on his annual funnel cake on Toronto Island (the island is still closed due to flooding), but he found a stand-in scenic background and a big s’mores brownie that made him happy!

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Sailor Babo, Brip, and Moxy visit Milano!

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Moxy is astounded by the size of the Duomo.

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Moxy scopes out the treats!

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Moxy, Brip, and Babo enjoy a birra on the terrazza, and wonder when if they will ever have Italian cookies…

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Babo climbs the Duomo…

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Babo makes it to the roof of the Duomo!

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Did someone say gelato?

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Si si, gelato!

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Babo finds a Babo-sized harpsichord!

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Babo remembers sailing…

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Brip visits La Scala!

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Brip can’t wait for the ballet to begin!

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Brip eats breakfast!

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Moxy, Brip, and Babo make it to the station in time for their next adventure!

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Sailor Babo, Brip, and Moxy visit Monet’s garden!

Having been so moved by Claude Monet’s giant water lily paintings at the Musée de l’Orangerie in Paris, Sailor Babo, Brip, and Moxy decided to run away to the country to see what inspired Monet. First they took the train to Vernon, where they caught the shuttle bus to Giverny.

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Waiting at the station for the shuttle

Across the road from Monet’s garden, Brip found something cute and furry!

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Brip spots some llama friends!

Once inside the garden, they made a beeline for the water lily pond.

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Regardez les nymphées!

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We recognize that willow tree from Monet’s paintings!

They walked across in Monet’s Japanese-style footbridge and enjoyed the view.

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Hey, we also recognize this footbridge from Monet’s paintings!

Then they strolled through the flower gardens.

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Sailor Babo stops to smell the roses

Soon it was time to go back to the bed and breakfast where they explored to the country decor of the peaceful room.

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Moxy checks out the old French parfum! Oo la la!

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Brip takes a bath!

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Can we light these candles?

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It’s a room with a view!

Soon it was time to get a good night’s sleep so they could wake up and head on to their next adventure.

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Au revoir, Vernon/Giverny! Next time, we will stay longer!

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Babo, Brip and Moxy depart!

All aboard!

Au revoir Paris! A bientot!

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Moxy et Brip sont arrive!

Phew! They made it!

But wait! Where is Babo?!?

Phew! They found each other!

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Sailor Babo prepares to board the train to the next adventure!

He buys his billet…

But wait… where are Brip and Moxy?!?

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Sailor Babo, Brip, and Moxy enjoy their last breakfast in Paris!

Then they get ready for their next adventure!

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Brip goes to the Palais Garnier to see la Sylphide!

While there, he met the original Sylphide!

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Sailor Babo finds the cookies!

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