10/30/12 - 10/31/12 57 °F
24 hours in Florence is good for you. A few contrived Halloween activities overshadowed by Michelangelo's David. A gasp from me upon entering the room. We waited outside for 30 minutes to get in. If I had any real understanding of what was inside the museum, I would have waited a lot longer than that.
The kids sat for a while and did what a group of school kids was doing, tried to sketch David. Sweet.
Other than that, we walked. The rain started while we were having our pizza lunch. Yes, pizza! Delicious, cheap, and delicious. We walked more, looking for a pumpkin. I've said no to getting a pumpkin for weeks, saying we'd get one in Florence. Well, Florence done sold out of its pumpkins yesterday!
Halloween here happens but it's mostly an adult, party scene thing, maybe some kid stuff at school. No trick or treating. It would've been funny if we tried it, get dressed up and go knock on someone's door, hands out for candy. Well, maybe not so funny...
We were back at the hotel late afternoon, I think both tired from yesterday's marathon travel and eager to get out of the rain.
We brought Halloween decorations to the hotel's evening happy hour, a long banner we found at one of the grocery stores we went into on our pumpkin search. Officially, we had peanuts and candy for dinner. Stayed at the reception a while, captivated by conversations with ADULTS.