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... again – just like one we took in 2008.
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
So this morning we set out for our very favourite Tuscan town Siena. It is half an hour from Ambra so easy to get to BUT we did get a little lost and then finding a park proved to be very tricky, once again due to the deadly red & white Italian circle which stands for Zona Traffica Limitata – so we needed to avoid getting a fine. Eventually we parked at the Railway Stazione and ...
... This was set high up in the Tuscan hills and had magnificent views. We had to hang around for a while until a volunteer guide arrived to show us around. Initially okay, it turned out to be a great tour. The church had a magnificent alter made of marble. The guide really brought it alive to us becauase he sang to indiciate how good the acoustics were. This was important as the priests had to sing their prayers!! The monastery was huge and ...
... was back at base, and had another base worker send a message to the other leaders that she was back, and not lost. I was glad to have the ride shortened, it was wearing me out. Fun to have Eros pull a couple of us along in a high speed draft to catch up to the leaders in our "fast" group. I don't think he even broke a sweat today, effortless riding for him. He was nice enough to rollback down to me on a couple long ... long ...
... side of "The Mall" where I introduced Keith and Billy to my friend Alex....a friend I met on the trip with Channing in 2011. He has grown up so much. When I met him two years ago, something told me that he was going through a very difficult time and I was right. He opened up to us and explained how he's had such a difficult time coming out to his family. It was like he didn't have anyone to talk to and he really needed us to stop, say hello, ...
... depicting war scenes is what attracts my attention. I am fascinated by historical wartime. I get mesmerised by the huge paintings and just stare at their wonder.
There was a tomb with a dog at the foot in the floor upstairs. I thought that was so cool! Special dog he must have been!!
On the next floor up there is a Terrace that gets you a lovely view over Siena. We sat here for a while gazing out over the city. I put my head down and rested it on ...