Friday, November 5, 2010


Well we are here...  Internet connection is a bit slow, since it is over a satellite connection, but we shall see how uploading of photo's goes tonight, otherwise, I'll do them in the morning, it seems to be faster then!

We arrived here on Monday afternoon, after a mostly bumpy, cramped flight from Amsterdam to Florence. Florence Airport arrivals is about the size of a dime.  We got off the plane on the tarmac and took a bus to the arrivals area, since it was pouring rain.  We then went and got our car, which is the tiniest thing I've ever ridden in!  A Fiat 500.

We then headed off into the crazy driving world of Italy, and took off towards our destination town of Castiglion Fiorentino.  We met up with our B&B hostess at the train station, since she lives in the middle of the country, on unnamed roads that GPs wouldn't locate.

The view from our front door.

The little town we are just outside of:

The castle up the hill from our B&B: (very dark picture ... sorry!)

Tuesday we went to:
Lago Trasimeno (a town and lake):


Wednesday we went to:
we walked from the right hand side of this photo, to the left and back... uphills in some cases both ways!  

Thursday we went to Pisa and the coast of the Ligurian Sea (which is the northern part of the Mediterranean Sea.

Today (Friday) we aren't sure where we are going just yet.  Siena is on our list yet, so possibly there.

Enjoy the pictures! :)


  1. Wow. Wow, wow, wow. That's gorgeous. Look at you two go!!!! Enjoy!

  2. Hi guys! Really beautiful, sounds like you are quite happy with your choice of a vacation spot. BTW, pisa and the leaning tower of the castle, is this the leaning tower of pisa, or is that something else? I really don't know, never having researched vacations in Europe. Brenda was really great helping us get started on vacationing. Love, Karen

  3. That picture of the two of you is just great! And everything you are seeing looks incredible!

  4. Jen ~ it's so awe inspiring and beautiful here - we don't want to leave!

    Karen ~ It is the Leaning Tower of Pisa ... and it was a street of vendors to get there as well, full of guys selling cheap souvenirs like at the Eiffel Tower!

    Amanda ~ got to love the self timer and props of purses! I'm up to about 400 pics of just Italy! :) It is incredible here!

  5. Hi Brenda! I've been "lurking" for some time now and thought I'd better send you a note! Loving the pictures - what an amazing opportunity to travel (and work for Aaron!). Keep the pictures coming!
    Laura Vandenbeukel

  6. Oh man, I want to go back so bad! I must've taken over a thousand pictures just in Italy.