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Drove directly to airport (on these roads that's a miracle!!!) and with only one frantic missed corner found the Car Rental drop off/found our driver at Arrivals where we met another yogi (noooo!! She's from High River Alberta! - here for the weekend!! Crazy!!!) and the delightful driver drove us to our two apartments. Settled in/ put a wash on and out to stroll b4 dinner.
Tripped on a delightful Cafe/wine bar for R's beer and my Spritz Aperol then stumbled on to Buca Mario. ...
... Usually I would be fine in Aussie but the alcohol in the drinks in Europe is a lot stronger measure than we are used too. The backstreet boys are playing & the busabout table is singing along. Memories of my high school years, I loved the backstreet boys, had all their CD's. I was singing my heart out. But not on the stage. A free shot from busabout. Little did I know it was tequila & it doesn't mix well with other drinks. It's ...
... 9AM. Our first stop on this rainy morning was Accademia, where the famous statue of David is on display. Thankfully because of the Firenze card we had purchased we got to skip the main line, something we would be doing all day long. Once we got in, there were many sculptures to look at but you really came for just one, the 17 foot tall David. Too bad I couldn't take a picture because it was awe inspiring. It's unreal that something that perfect could be made with ...
Chiara arrived in the morning and we all headed over to the Florence Cathedral. The outside was still magnificent in the daylight. There was a large dome inside the cathedral which we climbed to the top of, providing us with great panoramic views of the city. The Cathedral itself was nice. The floors were made of multi-colored marble,and there were a few ceiling murals. There weren't a lot of statues or marble pillars, which surprised me. After climbing to the top of the ...
... to why we are here - LOL - then we will be off for a nice dinner out. Tomorrow will be another fun filled day.
Oh and I forgot to mention yesterday that we were totally thrown off by the
number of people who garbage pick at the Frankfurt airport and mostly
men!!! And not just top of the garbage picking, they really worked at
Florence is truly amazing!!!!!
Karen & Andy