I’ve been thinking about souvenirs lately. But some things don’t last and are not actual souvenirs unless I’ve taken a picture. This would include gelato. Chocolate is another thing that doesn’t last but I can only consider one irresistible treat at a time.
I associate gelato with my travels to Italy even though I’ve found gelato in many other places. But when I’m in Italy the excitement of finding a gelato shop and selecting one or more flavors is part of my travel experience. Looking at the beautiful displays of colorful gelato adorned with flowers and garnished with fruit is part of the fun. I always get a cone and use one of the tiny spoons to make it last longer. With the cone wrapped in a thin napkin I’m ready to take a leisurely stroll while enjoying my gelato. Considering that I have the beautiful scenery in Italy to admire, this is one of my favorite activities.
Although I have no souvenir postcards of gelato I do have these (and a few other) pictures that I’ve taken. Travel and gelato have become treasured memories.
Taking a walk with gelato makes this scene perfect…