The trip is winding down and I can't tell you how sad it is. I am sitting in the Rome airport waiting for Chris and Colton after their 38 hour Odyssey from Harrisburg to Greensboro, NC to Charlette, NC to London, to Rome. Welcome to Italy guys, without your luggage of course! Now relax and enjoy your vacation while I head home. I feel their pain so I am drinking this bottle of awsome Chianti to wash away OUR pain.
We left Firenza (Florence) today at 12:00 and of course The Children and Becky all wanted to come home with me as you can see from the anguish in their eyes. We walked to the train station this morning to get their tickets for a day trip to Venizia tomorrow after I am gone.
My consolationwas my trip to the Laurentian Library and Michelangelo's Medici Chapel before I left town. 20 uears ago I wanted to see his staircase, chapel and tombs more than any other landmark. This year I was nearly shut out again. Today I saw and it was everything I expected and more ($160 more and 4 different tickets)!
Yesterday we went to the Uffizi and I was able to see some of the greatest pieces of art which I studied in college and taught students about in my high school humanities class. The top 3 were..
Love it or hate it those are my choices.... Wrestling, wine and bathing beauties I felt the connection to these 3 paintings. Unfortunately none had anything to do with Florence or the Renaisance.
We also visited the Boboli garden at the Piti Zpalace where we took a parting shot for the hood of Hummelstown. Florence has nothing on you Hummelstown! We have the same Top 3 LD Wrestling, Cassel Vineyard's Wine and Hummelstown Pool......?