OFFSTAGE: How Carrie Underwood Spent Her Summer Vacation

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Sometime in July, Carrie Underwood left for Europe. And if it wasn’t for Twitter, she would have vacationed anywhere and everywhere with husband Mike Fisher without those of us in the U.S. knowing her every move. But our world is different now, and her trip is our trip. So first there were a few random Underwood sightings and pictures. In early July, fan tweets started showing up, such as “Met Carrie Underwood at dinner in Florence! #casual” and “Walking down the streets of Florence, Italy, and my biggest idol is walking with her husband, I am so happy she said yes to a picture!!” Later in the month, Underwood started tweeting her own vacation photos. Like when a bird tarnished her bikini top and when she and her husband took touristy pictures in Austria. “Me and Mike on top of a mountain in Austria! #vacationpics,” she wrote. Then on July 22, she posted a photo from Pisa , the famous city in Tuscany. “’See You Again’ at the Leaning Tower of Pisa! ;)” It’s hard to tell from Twitter if she and Fisher are back home, but Underwood does have a show in Minnesota on Aug. 3.

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