Thursday, November 8, 2007

TT - Going to Florence!



By the time many of you read this (Thursday afternoon my time) my husband and I will be on an airplane on our way to a glorious week in beautiful Florence, the first time we've returned since our first wedding anniversary 15 years ago. Here are a few of the things we'll be encountering (and of course blogging about):

1. Michaelangelo's David at the incredible Accademia Gallery

2. The Duomo (we'll even be able to see the cathedral's dome from our hotel window, just a few dozen meters away)

3. The Baptistry, and in particular its doors

4. The Uffizi

5. The Pitti Palace

6. The Boboli Gardens

7. The view of Florence from the Roman ruins of Fiesole

8. The Ponte Vecchio

9. The San Lorenzo and Central Markets

10. The Science Museum

11. Every enoteca (wine bar) in our neighborhood

12. Amazing food, like steaming plates of pasta followed by Bistecca alla Fiorentini, surely one of the world's most perfect dishes

13. Undertaking a detailed and accurate survey of the city's best gelaterias


What we WON'T be doing is setting an alarm clock for 6:15am, spending endless hours at playgrounds, eating dinner too early "before the kids get too cranky", wiping anyone's bum, or spending hours putting people to bed and then more hours waking them up again, since we're leaving them home with their doting grandparents *runs around the room shrieking and shouting in glee*. Yes, you read that right, we are setting off on our very first real kid-free vacation in seven years! I'm trying not to act too visibly giddy in front of my parents, who are of course here to see all of us and will be the ones doing all these things while we're gone.









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36 comments:

ellen b said...

Oh what fun! Enjoy and bring back your photos to post in a future TT!

Holly said...

Oh Florence in the morning? How lucky. I hope you have a wonderful, wonderful trip! (and you can post 13 photos when you get back)

Smiles,

Holly

Nap Warden said...

Been there and done it all! Have a wonderful time...I can't wait to go back!

Sandee (Comedy +) said...

Enjoy your trip. It sounds wonderful. Have a great TT. :)

Hootin'Anni said...

Color me envious!!! Enjoy your trip. Let me know if you ever post photos of your trip. Okay?

Janet said...

what fantastic fun! Can't wait to hear about it and see the pictures!

Nicholas said...

I'm envious! Have a great time. All that wonderful Italian food.....

impworks said...

Have a great time :-)

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

Travel safe, my friend. I can't wait to see the pictures 'cause we both know it's as close to the real thing as I'll ever get!

Linda R. Moore said...

Awesome. Well deserved and wonderful -- I hope (and know) you'll have a lovely time. :)

Linda

Heather said...

Oooo, wow! HAve fun.

Lori said...

I am so totally jealous. Have fun. Happy TT.

Kelley said...

You just had to rub it in a little further didn't you!!!

Don't forget to take copious amounts of photos of shoes for me.

*smootch*

Have a wonderful time!

Joyismygoal said...

have a great trip

Serina Hope said...

Wow! have a great time. Happy TT!

Lara Angelina said...

oh, have a wonderful time and fill us in when you can -- and don't forget the pictures!
Enjoy and happy TT!

julia said...

You're entitled to all the glee you can muster. Enjoy, both of you!

Wolfie said...

Have a great trip..!!

grace said...

Enjoy your Italian honeymoon Robin! I'll be visiting Florence through your stories and pictures soon! :-)

Have a safe and happy trip.

pussreboots said...

Enjoy your trip. Happy TT.

*Rae* said...

Wow i am jealous I hear the Boboli Gardens are very nice I hope you both have a great time can't wait to hear about your trip Happy TT

Yen said...

Have a wonderful time!
Mine is up here;
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Xakara said...

You forgot to take me! But at least you left me with links to help me live vicariously through you. :)

Have a wondeful time!

~X

Raggedy said...

Happy Anniversary!!
Enjoy your journey.
Safe travel.
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Melissa Garrett said...

WOO-HOO!! Have a GREAT time!

Maria said...

Oooh! Have a great time! I agree -- I'm looking forward to the photos.

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Mom not Mum said...

Have a fantastic time!!!

erin said...

You have no idea how jealous I am! I have wanted to go Italy for YEARS. Maybe someday I'll make it there. Have a fabulous time and enjoy the break from bum wiping. :) My TT is 13 of my favorite Bible verses.

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.:mar said...

I love that city!! Have a wonderful trip :)

Open Grove Claudia said...

I got lost in Florence once. What an amazing four hours! I hope you are having a wonderful time!

Happy TT!

Poppy Fields said...

Have fun Robin. I've only spent an afternoon there a long time ago. I'd love to go back!

Believer in Balance said...

I'm so envious! Enjoy every minute of it!

Darla said...

Have a great trip! I've been there twice--the first time, we had no idea what we were doing, and walked right past the museum with the David in it without knowing. The second time, we had a fender bender in one of those *$#(#* traffic circles, putting everybody in a horrible mood, so we cut the trip short & went to the beach instead. Maybe next year. :)

Ann Aguirre said...

Oooh, that sounds marvelous. Have a wonderful trip!

Pieces of Me said...

Bon Voyage! Buen Vioggio , Nisia tova!

Christine said...

Have a lovely and FUN time.
Can't wait to hear all about it, and see all the photos.