We will be enrolling Riley in some part-time care on post soon, so I will be able to have regular time devoted to blogging. And actually working. Which will be amazing. Until then, here are some highlights.
In the evenings, we ventured out to various local seafood restaurants and did our best to order correctly. I won't delve too much into that time Greg ordered 5 pounds of prosciutto which is normally a happy mistake but in this case it wasn't quite that happy and ended with a stomach ache. I'll let you judge who I'm talking about with the expressions you see below.
Our three days in Florence were unbelievable. In the days we would explore and walk around, seeing how the town had changed. We even went back to the spot we initially met - which used to be The Clubhouse, but since has changed into something new. We were pretty blown away by the new place it has been replaced with. It used to be an American type bar & restaurant our friends used to manage, but now it's a restaurant/cafe/florist shop, etc.
We also passed some nostalgic spots - below on the left you'll see an apartment I shared with one of my best friends, Maddy. My window was the second floor, farthest left, while Maddy's was the middle. From those windows we befriended a gentleman who lived on the second floor across the street, and happened to be a DJ. True story: we paid him to come DJ at a house party we threw. The police showed up but luckily they thought it was hysterical. Thanks, Italian police! Also below, on the right is the door to the apartment Greg and I shared for a year together. It was a five story walk up which is super fun when you're carrying groceries, laundry, or your own body after a few drinks. Our place was SO small but it was perfect and we had each other. And no heat or hot water. Pretty sure we only lived there to be able to tell our kids our "sob-story" one day.
Both places hold quite an assortment of mostly blurry memories. Ah, the best kind.
To conclude, I surprised Greg with a photoshoot! If you're my friend on FB or instagram, you have seen some of the photos! I will do a full post with more of them after this one. I will say that when I initially told Greg, he was a little "WTF". Taking pictures, dressing up, and standing in the heat are all on his list of Least Favorite Activities. I'm not even kidding, I am convinced he keeps a list somewhere of things that perturb him. However, when I showed him some of this photographer's work, his tune quickly changed. He was seriously pumped and we had such a blast with Elena. Greg mostly loved her because she told him he was photogenic and she laughed heartily when he said he felt like a "stuffed sausage" in his tight pants. Not really hard to win this guy over.
"Take four trips a year.
- Guys trip
- Girls trip
- Couples trip
- Family's trip"
Well, I've been to Nashville and Seattle with my girlfriends, we've been to NY as a family, and now Italy as a couple. I guess that means Greg is overdue for a guys weekend but maybe a solo trip to the gym once a week will suffice? ;)
Hopefully you guys enjoyed reading about our little getaway, and that you don't judge us too harshly on behaving like college students well into our 20's and 30's. I'll let you guess who's in their 30's.