European Vistas, Day 9

We arrived in Paris fairly late, around 4pm. Our hotel is thankfully, thankfully located centrally! Barry told us several times that the rooms would be small but that for Paris it is imperative to have a centrally located hotel. He kept apologizing about the size of the rooms as if …

European Vistas, Day 8

Today we left Italy and headed for Lucerne, Switzerland. Lucerne is the city I was most looking forward to on the trip. Once we got there, I immediately knew it would be somewhere I’d have to return to eventually. The city is sparkling clean, the river clear and just gorgeous. …

European Vistas, Day 7

Today we drove from the outskirts of Florence into the city center. We arrived there at 8:30am and dropped off the people going on the Academia (home of David) excursion. It was 31 euros, and we had opted not do it. With only a few precious hours to explore the …