This morning Iain and I left the apartment in Nice and headed to Nice Riquier Train stop. We took the train from Nice Riquier to Nice Ville and boarded the first train for Milan. The train ride was beautiful, going along the French and Italian Riviera. We traveled through many tunnels and we also saw many small towns. If you have ever taken a train along any coastline, it is beautiful, but this one is gorgeous. We started going North, once we go to Genova. In Milan we caught the train to Venice. I have been to Venice once before on my first trip to Europe. Iain has never been, so I am glad he gets to see it. Venice is one of those places where if you get the chance to see it once in your lifetime you should. When we got off the train, we took the Vaporetto through Venice to the stop where our bed and breakfast was located. We walked from there to our bed and breakfast. We did not get lost, which is amazing. The owner of the bed and breakfast was really nice and he showed us around and then told us all the great places to go on the map. He actually gave us a route to follow when we were walking around. I later found out after asking him, that this was the house he grew up in and it used to be his grandfathers house. It was right on the canal, in a beautiful area. You could see the canal from the breakfast room, they also had a veranda that you could use. My friend Maureen found the bed and breakfast, so thank you Maureen, it was great. We were there about a half an hour and then the Borthwicks arrived. I opened the window and yelled Bonjourno to them. For many of you who are reading this and don't know who the Borthwicks are, they are Iains good friends from Scotland. Iain was 5 years old when he met Gordon, although Gordon is older than Iain. Much older! I have known them for 34 years. During that time we have had many great adventures, so I know this time we spend together will be fantastic. We left the apartment and started walking around Venice. Gordon was really interested in stopping at many of the stores, so that took awhile. We stopped by for a drink at the Rialto Bridge and continued walking around. It was a bit cold, so that is why Gordon is wearing a scarf and blanket at the bar we were in. We found an Italian Restaurant (of course) for dinner and had a great time. After dinner we continued walking around. We stopped for a drink on the way back to the apartment. Venice is beautiful. I know I took too many pictures as usual but its hard not to resist. If you are wondering what is taking me so long to keep up with the blog, I'm too busy seeing all the sights. A great first night in Venice!