Monthly Archives: December 2015


Four nights in Florence and we barely scratched the surface of the surface. We trudged repeatedly back and forth across the Ponte Vecchio and through the Piazza della Signoria and, like Mark Twain in The Innocents Abroad, “wandered through the … Continue reading

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Family Album: Acting Like Third Graders

Taking a little detour from the Italy travelogue to bring you breaking news from Grandparents’ Day in the OC. So much fun for me and the CE to be with the OC fam and get a peek inside the world … Continue reading

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First Impressions of Florence

  Dusty and weary after after our day trip to Siena and beyond, we arrived in the narrow streets of Florence during what must have been their rush hour. In the ninety seconds we double-parked on the Lungarno degli Acciaiuoli to … Continue reading

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A Day Trip in Tuscany

While the toscani successfully defended their hill towns for centuries, it took just three days for us to capitulate our reign over Castiglion del Bosco. The sword over our heads was the mere threat of another Amex swipe; those luxury suites and spectacular … Continue reading

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