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We are in Florence!

So this is the first time I have had internet this whole trip and to tell you the truth I haven’t really missed it that much.  Yes I have missed it some (especially baseball stuff) but overall not too bad.  I thought I would give a quick update on what’s been going on.

We are now in Florence, Italy after taking an overnight train from Paris last night.  We were on the train for about 14 hours.

Paris was BEAUTIFUL!  Everyone there was so nice.  So many people told us how rude the French were and how no one would speak English to us.  We never had anyone be rude to us and TONS of people spoke English to us when we needed them to.

We saw the Eiffel Tower and walked around the park around it.  On Thursday, we walked around The Louvre and the Champs-Elysees.  The Louvre was enormous.

The highlight was probably climbing Notre Dame.  There were so many stairs! It took some time to get to the top.  The views up top were AMAZING though!  I will put some pictures in at the end of this post.

We have had amazing food so far.  In Paris, we had several eclairs and pain-au-chocolats.  We also took some bread and cheese over by the Eiffel Tower on Thursday night and watched it sparkle.  It was spectacular.

Today in Florence we walked around the market that is set up in the street.  It was so much fun! There were so many great things to look at and buy.  Tons of Genuine Italian leather goods that are handmade.

Tomorrow we are getting up early and taking a train to Pisa to see the tower.  We are planning on having lunch there and then heading back to Florence.  We leave Florence on Monday to go to Rome.  I will try to update from there next.  Until then, ciao!

Also, I am leaving the country more often.  The Astros are 3-1 since I left.  They have now doubled their wins in the last 4 days.  Go Astros!