Demidoff Country Resort
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Early rise today, I found this hotel has a gym so it is time to punish the body. Breakfast is a total joke, Not enough seats for all the tour groups, not enough food, the longest queue ever for a real slow coffee machine. Had someone try to push into the queue for coffee and just gave them the look and they wandered off. Rick on the other hand just …
... We watched some kids run into a creperie and decided it was time for Mom to try her first Nutella crepe. They are so gooey and chocolatey and sweetly delicious. Once we were in Santa Croce, we only had a little time, so went straight to the Masters' tombs. I can't explain the absolute disbelief and surrealty of standing in front of the spot where Galileo, Michelangelo and Dante rest. I mean, you're literally 10 feet from the father of modern astronomy, the painter of the ...
Had a relaxing day - visted the Giardino di Boboli, which includes the Palazzo Pitti (which is a Palace).
The gardens are huge, and are located on a hill overlooking the Ponte Vecchio. Many walkways, sculptures, fountains, a museum showing silver, porcelain, jewelery, a number of piazzas and a grotto.
After lunch, Mel and I went for a ride in the car to ...
... the Uffizi's splendor. The Accademia is of course where the original Michaelangelo's David is located so this is our primary destination. We do also find many other sculptures to admire here as well but when we find David we are amazed at the huge presence this statue has in the space where it lives. It is imposing and impressive. Poor Maddie has to sit behind David's buttocks (there is a bench that lines the curved wall there) and admire David in all his naked glory. I have been ...
... things... you know like that final on Thursday. Ugh but I'm exhausted. That whole Rome in a day thing really wears ya down... So I'm working on my final and presentation and editing some pictures on my computer and I fell asleep... opps. What can I say I needed a nap. So when I woke up 3 and a half hours later I was pretty refreshed. So my ...
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