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Ciao From Italy!

by on March 16, 2010 · 18 comments

Sorry it’s taking me so long to approve comments. Once again, we are spending Spring Break in one of our favorite countries — Italy! Today we are in Florence where I’ve had a terrible time finding WiFi. The WiFi at our hotel is BROKEN and I spent the morning wandering around the …


Published on March 16, 2010
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Trip Report — Florence

by on March 25, 2009 · 18 comments

italy mcdonalds

Riding the Train The Rome train station, Termini is very nice. It’s busy (as you would expect) but well organized and filled with little shops and places to buy fresh food for the train ride. I bought a mixed salad and I hate to admit this, but Todd & Fuzz ordered McDonald’s. They needed a French […]


Published on March 25, 2009
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Weston Room

The comments on the blood orange juice giveaway post were what spurred our trip. We talked about them at dinner and I jokingly suggested we go to Italy for Spring Break. Not joking, Todd said “We should. It’s the best time to travel”. Two minutes later, I was on the Internet surfing travel sites. One easy decision was […]


Published on March 25, 2009
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Some Photos from Florence

by on March 20, 2009 · 25 comments

hot chocolate

After checking into our hotel, our first stop was a very old and beautiful coffee house called Gilli.  Fuzz had the hot chocolate.  She also liked the fact there was a carousel next door.  On the way back to the hotel, it started raining. Here’s a photo before the shower. After the rain and a […]


Published on March 20, 2009
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Hello From Florence!

by on March 19, 2009 · 26 comments

I apologize for not answering comments as fast as usual, but we are on vacation. For the past 3 nights we were in Rome and today we arrived by train in Florence where I now have free wireless at the lovely Hotel Silla on the south bank of the Arno. I will probably …


Published on March 19, 2009
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And the Blood Orange Juice Goes To…

by on January 15, 2009 · 2 comments

…Kelly Gibson Kelly’s number was drawn at random, but I liked what she had to say. It wasn’t a fabulous travel planning tip, but it was something I could identify with. Kelly’s Comment — “The hub and I went to Rome for a month. We ate like pigs and both lost at least 15 pounds, […]


Published on January 15, 2009