|Amicis: Michelle, me, Lea of NZ, Pam, Ingrid, Francesca, Amy, Alisa, Paige, Susan|
We leave behind Orvieto and our classmates.
We take the train to Florence and hope to feel better than we did the first pass through this lovely crowded city.
But we pushed forward and made plans and scaled walls...
Straight to the flea market.
Picked up some mail.
The always visible massive Duomo.
An art show in the Piazza SS Annunziata.
So much pottery, would love to have bought some.
It was a thrill to eat gelato and people watch.
The great Synagogue of Florence.
This was a hard stretch of the trip.
Alisa and I had bought been sick with coughs the duration and these final days challenged us most.
We were good travel companions. We are curious about the same things and need to the same amount of sleep and food. It was a lucky combination that began to fall apart, but we both knew that it was circumstances and not flaws in our relationship. What a blessing to have that in a friend...
I needed a nap.
Alisa covered me in her shawl...
to be continued...