S: Italia 2001
FC: 2001 Wheelers in...
1: Firenze | Pisano | Siena | San Gimiginiano
2: Finally, the Airport! Cab driver takes us to Hotel Martelli, it's a walk up from the street--where IS the elevator... (they don't have one!) We are all exhausted, and excited to have finally arrived. We have a rest, and then go for a short walk. First order of business is DINNER, or maybe breakfast...not sure what time it's supposed to be! | Dad Notes:: The Cab driver smells like she has not bathed in a week... | The Raw Truth: Mom traveled really well. Dad needs a few cigarettes and a nap! We walked just down the street for a Wild Boar dinner...it was ok. We had to eat around the boar hair---ensuring us all that maybe it was real boar, at one time...we hope.
3: This trip was a gift from Mom and Dad for Kristi to actually travel outside the USA. They picked Italy because there is no other place that can top it for food/culture/art and it was beautiful! Little did they know Kris would take this to an extreme and travel outside the US for 7 years!
5: Kristi's Rules for traveling with Parents as an Adult: | Rule #1: Keep THE map, or a copy of it on you and verify directions with locals if necessary! Following this rule ensures compliance with all following rules: | -->Learn the Nap Schedule...Parents must be in bed for a nap by about 2-3pm each day. Otherwise face the wrath of grumpiness for the entire day. | --> When planning the day, ensure that parental units are walking past or very near their favorite Italian restaurant... | --> Ensure 1 liter of vino just before or exactly at noon, the next liter must follow prior to nap time...administer every 2-3 hours, or as the occasion deems. | --> When consulted with directions, make sure to give the asker the correct directions after the Vino impaired parent directs them the opposite direction. | -->Make sure the parental units are sufficiently vino supplied and fed before putting to bed, and you can escape to explore on your own! (enough vino and they will go to bed early!) | PS. If you think the above is too difficult: Consider sending them photos from YOUR TRIP....*LOL*