Thank god I did not book this trip on my own and the travel agency stepped up to take care of the re-booking of my flight home. If left to my own devices, I'm quite sure that I would still be in Italy today, and rather than having a fun, relaxing week, I would have been just as miserable as the people stuck in airports.
So, we were told that the airports would open on Wednesday, and that our hotel would keep our room until then, so I was pretty excited about my three extra days.
First order of business was to return to a store in town that had a leather bag I'd been eying earlier in the week, but was afraid to commit to, in case I found something better later on. Which I hadn't, and was actually bumming about missing my chance to get it.
So, slouchy suede bag for €35 became mine.
The rest of the day was spent exploring all the fun alleways of shops in Garda and relaxing by the lake.
Lace cammi TJMaxx - Grey top TJMaxx - Jeans Kohls - Black sneakers Converse - Bag Avon - Sunglasses Simply Vera - Scarf TJMaxx - Coat Vertigo Paris
We decided to walk to some of the other towns along the lake, and stopped in Bardolino
It was such a beautiful day, almost 80 degrees and so bright and sunny!
And I was maybe a tad overdressed...
Floral skirt TJMaxx - Red cardigan Free People - Yellow scarf Market in Italy - Black sneakers Converse - Denim Military Jacket NY&Co. - Sunglasses Simply Vera - Bag Avon - Earrings Kohl's
What I thought would be my last day...
and my last night.
But then I found out we still had no flight. Only we no longer could stay at our hotel!
Lace cammi TJMaxx - Skirt Desigual - Jacket H&M - Gold Wedges Onex - Earrings Gift - Bag Avon
A new hotel was booked, sight unseen.
We left our hotel by the lake and set out to our new one, the Poiano. Our luggage was shuttled over, but we walked. I don't know why we walked - it was a five minute drive and we should have just taken a cab. Instead we traveled through some neighboroods that weren't too nice and began to get really worried about the hotel. I was having visions of some flee bag motel and was staring to get upset -- but then we go there.
Dress Simply Vera - Gold wedges Onex - Scarf Taken for Granite - Bag Avon - Earrings Taken for Granite
It was this absolutely gorgeous resort.
With this awesome pool.
And I was feeling a whole lot better.
The next few days were relaxation bliss, lying out poolside during the day, enjoying the karaoke piano player in the evening at the bar...
Dress Market in Italy - Sandals Naturalizer - Belt Gap - Swimsuit DKNY
I was quite content.
When the open air market was lake side again, we took the shuttle, and I bought the sandals that you already know about.
Top Macys - Jeans Kohl's - Sandals Naturalizer - Scarf American Eagle - Coat Vertigo Paris - earrings Taken for Granite
It seemed like I was going to be in Italy forever, and I decided I was okay with that.
But, all good things must come to an end, and I found out I finally had a flight home on Sunday.
Top DKNY - Skirt TJMaxx - Denim Military jacket NY&Co. - Sandals Steve Madden (borrowed from my sister) - Earrings Market in Verona - Bag Avon
I hope I get to go back soon.
Ahhhh and that is it! Sorry for the long post, but I think one whole week of Italy posts is enough! Italy was awesome, and I'm glad I got to share it with you!