As this post is published, we will be arriving in Florence. We'll be spending a few days exploring the city before venturing out to the Tuscan countryside. I am hoping for a week full of adventures, art, picnics, walking, people-watching, picture-taking, exploring and seeing a big naked man. I want to eat a lot of gelato and pizza and pasta and seafood and to drink a lot of wine. I want to learn just a little something about Italian wine and olive oil. I want to be patient with my children, who will undoubtedly be tired, so that their memories of Italy are only fun and beautiful memories. I want to spend some quality time with my sister and brother-in-law, who I do not get to see often enough. I want to spend lots of time sitting by this pool, playing with my kids and soaking in the sunshine.
I want a lot out of this vacation.
It'll be pretty quiet around here for a bit, although there are a few posts scheduled. When I return, expect lots of pictures of Italy, and I'll let you know how we did.
images via homeaway.com