Vernazza, Liguria, Italy
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Birthday with a view.

I turned 50 in September. Normally that would be a cringer, but let's face it: it beats the alternative. My husband decided it would be a birthday I would not forget. He planned a trip to Italy and we went hiking in the Cinque Terre region. It was my dream to see the view of Vernazza with my own eyes.

September 20, 2013 was a hot day and the trail from Monterosso to Vernazza was a hard (but empowering) hike. We deliberately planned to do this segment on my birthday. And we did. I have had many lovely birthdays, but there is no topping this one. I've got five years to plan his 50th . . . any suggestions?

Birthday with a view.