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Again, apologies that this has taken us so long to post. Each day two of the boys are assigned to write the daily blog. Below is Michael and Joe's day 1 post (with my notes in parentheses).
(We met at LAX at 5:30am, all the boys ready for a great adventure. Many of the parents were there to see us off, some more excited than others to send their kids off for the next two weeks. Check-in went smoothly and the boys had time to get breakfast ...
... 8211; THE ENTIRE TEXT! So cool! Print was rather SMALL (tiny to be exact). We realize it is a "school" night and it is getting LATE….they tell us it is no big deal, but we are BOTH done in…and it is late. So, at 11:30 pm we call it a night. SUCH an amazing evening….I use that a lot, don’t I?? Sorry – but this trip has been about discovery and I’ve not been disappointed at any one time!
... off across the river to the Pitti Palace and on and up to the Gardens where we are promised a view over the town. It's a lovely walk but is uphill! We eventually arrive at the Michelangelo Pizzale which has a spectacular view of the town. It's been a long and hot walk. Lunch is a salami panino in a cafe on the Main Street and while we're here the heavens open. This is the last day of the tour and ...
... to find our hostel. We asked a few locals of the street and since we know NO italian, we just followed pointed fingers until we found it. The Yellow Youth Hostel is a great place, equipped with an attached pub and restaurant, it is very popular with the backpackers. The staff were friendly and the rooms were clean. Here we met a girl named Sally from Australia and Faye from Texas and Nicole from Argentina. It is very nice to meet people in hostels because everyone is friendly and ...
... Ponto Vecchio, no real statue of david, so i decided to skip the museum to wander around on my own to see a few more things. The Ponto Vecchio is pretty cool, it was the only bridge that wasn't bombed in some war, as you can see i'm a massive history buff..lol...it originally used to be used for butchers to trade from, this is where you could find the best meat around but then the ruling family of the time wanted to make it more upmarket and it has been ...