Hi bees! Our tech team has been hard at work on some backend updates for Weddingbee, and they are going to be launching them Thursday, starting at 6:00 AM PST. We are expecting downtime of anywhere from two to three hours.
*Warning: Some of the photos in this post are NSFW*
I know, I know. I’m going backwards here. But around the time everything was going on with wedding festivities and working like a slave, I just didn’t get a chance to fill you guys in on my bachelorette party! It was a fun night with my bridesmaids and other friends!!
Initially Vegas was the plan, but it just didn’t work out. Have you ever tried to plan a trip with 15 type-A personality women? Yeahhhhhh, not fun. So I pulled my “bride rank” and said “NOPE! Let’s keep it local.”
Once the plans changed, I had no idea what was in store for the evening. I was told someone was picking me up at 6:00 PM and to wear my “Bride” tank top and keep it comfy. I was also told to bring one of my cute white dresses to change into. So from this point forward, I will let the pictures do the talking:
I forgot to take a picture of the food table, but these were the center of attention. But as you can see a little in the background, there were fruit and veggie trays, chips, and other little foods to much on including my favorite, CHICKEN STRIPS!
We woke up on our full day in Cinque Terre early and went downstairs to Bar Centrale’s breakfast bar and had pastries and cappuccino for breakfast and planned our day. We had learned from our AirBnB host (who happened to work for the Italian National Park Service) that three-quarters of the Lover’s Trail was closed since the landslides in 2011. She informed us though that there were still plenty of trails between all the towns…they were just much more difficult. We decided to tackle one of those trails, take the train between some others, and hike the one section of the Lover’s Trail that was open.
Our town of Riomaggiore was on the end of the five, so we could work our way from end to end. We started the day by taking the three minute train ride to Manarola. It was a pretty small town and didn’t have much to see, but it was still beautiful. It was one of the two towns that we had read before our trip didn’t have much to do and weren’t huge destinations for tourists to stay. But from here we started a two-and-a-half hour hike through the mountains above Cinque Terre between Manarola and Corniglia.