Last night after dinner we went on the gondola ride I had been dreaming about for years! It was even more beautiful and romantic than I had imagined it would be. The night time air was warm and still, and there was no one out on the canals but us. Other than the water lapping at the edges of our gondola there was complete silence.
The whole experience was so magical and surreal. As we zipped along the canals I kept saying, "this reminds me so much of the Pirates of the Caribbean ride at Dinsneyland!" I kept expecting some shutters to fly open and some fake mechanical lady to pop out.
Just as we were about to pass under the Rialto Bridge, our gondolier says, "now now!" and then he started making kissing noises. We figured out what we needed to do after that.