A week from tonight, we stuff the kids in the car at like 2 a.m. (with carsick meds) and drive to Pisa. We’ll check out the Arno, the old town center, the city wall (my thing) and cathedral (DrBob’s thing) and the Leaning Tower (for the Sniglet), maybe find some Etruscan or Roman ruins (for Ignatz), stay a night in this hotel, and then drive to Livorno to board the ferry to Corsica.
We’ll be staying here (click on the diaporama link for pictures) for the week – I think the idea is we’ll save money by buying food at the grocery store instead of eating at restaurants every day. And there’s a beach some 200 meters away, which DrBob is all scampery about, but I think the boys and I will hang out by the pool. After shepherding two little boys through toddlerhood, I think I’ve had enough of sand.
More news as things develop.
Song du jour of the day: That’s Amore, by Dean Martin. Ting-a-ling-a-ling.