Thursday, November 22, 2007

Day Nine of our adventure in Italy (Thur. Thanksgiving in the U.S.A)

We slept very well until the workers out side started banging things around at 6:30am. As the sun began to come up.
Our room with an Italian renaissance era painting above the Bed. A nice desk area with satellite T.V..

We met down stairs at 9:00am for breakfast. I had yogurt and a chocolate muffin. It was yummy. We were off to see the leaning tower of Pisa, Darren driving and Rachel Navigating.

Nicks seat for today!

Our drive to Pisa was wonderful, the country side was beautiful and the weather was fantastic, we did not have to wear coats! We drove through the town of Pisa and just out side of the city is the Leaning Tower of Pisa. We enjoyed taking pictures of our selves posing as if we were holding the tower up or trying to push it over.




Savannah & Jackie

Most streets in Italy are made from some type of stone or brick.


We shopped for a little while and then headed back to Florence so we could turn the car in by noon. After we turned the car in we walked to the Center of Florence to see the Duomo, we stopped at a Pizza cafe and ate a piece of pizza while admiring the workmanship of the exterior of the Duomo(Cathedral of Santa Maria de Fiore). We did go inside but did not take any photo's.

Reflections of the cityscape on the Arno River near the Ponte Vecchio.

The Ponte Vecchio over the Arno River, Florence Italy

A Merry-Go-Round in one of the many Piazza's in Florence.

The Pennington girls shopped on Ponte Vecchio. We headed back to the wonderful leather venders setup in the streets and Piazza's. They had everything that is made with leather in Italy. Darren & Nick picked out new belts. I found a leather coat, it is made from Lamb skin and is very soft leather. We walked back to the Hotel and Rachel, Savannah and I did our laundry at the laundry mat down the street. I started my 2nd book New Moon while we waited on our clothes. Savannah read Twilight and Rachel was reading Eclipse. After we finished our laundry we picked every one else up at the hotel and walked 2 doors down to a wonderful restaurant for some fantastic Italian food! My favorite was the roasted herbed potatoes, it was everyones favorite food in Florence. It was late by the time we finished dinner so we returned to our room and went to bed.

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