Arrival in Venice
Callum's Travel Journal
Today we traveled to Red Deer and dropped our kitten Luna off at my aunt and uncle’s house. Then, we proceeded to Calgary to get my dad’s international driver’s license so we could drive in Italy. After we got that we went to my Auntie Brooke and Uncle Steve’s house to eat supper. After we ate supper my Uncle Steve drove us to the Calgary airport. At the airport we dropped off our big suitcase while watching a hilarious little boy run away from his father. Then we proceeded to go through security, where our food bag had to be double checked because a container of salt had triggered the staff. After we got through security we went to gate D-78 and waited there for about 1:30 for the flight attendants to get ready. Then when we boarded the airplane there were screens on the seats and I played Angry Birds World Tour. The flight took nine and a half hours to get to Rome, but we finally got there. We then boarded the train to Venice and I am writing this document on it.
Today we are still on the train to Venice and I have been seeing lots of beautiful landscapes out the window. I also wait at the door to the snack bar and open it when anyone comes near it. Some landscapes include many tunnels, high mountains, vineyards, and grassy plains. The train’s top speed is 300 km/h! This kind of train is a streamlined TRENITALIA train, also known as a bullet train. Then after the train stopped at Venice we grabbed our bags and headed off of the train. It was about 15 minutes before we got to our apartment. After we dropped our bags off at our apartment we explored the streets of Venice. It was about 10:30 when we got back to our apartment and we took off our clothes and went to sleep in a bed for the first time in two days!