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Route 66 West to East: Day 6 – All Good Things…

This day was chockablock full of things to see. So much mileage, so little time… I do have to back up a bit–there was one thing we saw the day before that I’d forgotten. Well, actually, I was thinking we … Continue reading

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Route 66 West to East: Day 5 – Albuquerque to Amarillo

We left Albuquerque behind, with a promise to get back here again some day. We did not see much of it at all, and very little that had to do with the Route. Albuquerque seemed to be enjoying fine weather–the … Continue reading

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Day 5 – sheep in a park and green brains on the road

Off we go again – back to Rome via the high-speed train. In the station, I caught sight of this sign, and took a bet with myself that it would translate into something important. It did. According to Google Translate, … Continue reading

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Day and night over Florence

Our first plan of action today, after a bite to eat and some coffee at the hotel (I’ve learned to like cappuchino, because black coffee is atrocious here), was to catch a bus and ride up to the Piazzale Michelangelo, … Continue reading

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Day 3 – our foray into Florence

This morning found us at the train station, luggage in hand, waiting for the high-speed train that would take us to Florence–or “Firenze”, which is what it’s called by the Italians. It was a nice, quiet ride–truly fast, but not … Continue reading

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Marble butts, fig leaves, and a subway fistfight–our first full day in Rome

We got up relatively early and took the train (Metro) to Vatican City. Along the way, I re-learned what I’d already known from other trips–there is no such thing as “personal space” in Europe. Especially on public transit. If you’re … Continue reading

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Beer at breakfast, wine at dinner: on our way to Italy

Okay–so flying transatlantic is better than swimming it–but only just. I love traveling, but I never look forward to long flights; my tailbone (and now my legs) gets put out by the long sitting time. I swear, the airlines should … Continue reading

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