Wednesday, April 1, 2015
It actually only took us a bit over half an hour to return to the Duomo (Cathedral) and it was 1.13 miles. And there were lots of buses that they can take if they don't want to walk. We really put the steps on the pedometer today! By the time we stopped for some groceries we had 6.67 miles on our pedometer on the cell phone; and it was just four o'clock when we arrived at the apartment.
We're resting before dinner and I hope to get a game of cards in today as we didn't play last night. Jim relented and I turned on the heater a bit last night; felt good as it's cool in the evenings. One fun thing was that we found a 99 Cent Store....found several things that we wanted. Also a larger grocery store that had Jim's Yogurt Drink that he enjoys. Stopped on the way home to pick them up along with some cheap wine! Nearly time to start dinner. Weather has been fantastic! But, prediction is for rain on Easter Sunday. We're hoping to see the Easter Cart that is blessed in the church and then has fireworks exploded in the street on Easter Sunday that are started by a fire sent from the inside of the Cathedral. It's a huge cart two to three stories high that is pulled through the streets to the Duomo by a pair of oxen that are decorated with garlands ... the tradition goes back to the year of 1622. Lots of costumes and excitement. If all the fireworks go off it insures a good harvest and good luck for all of Florence.
Have a good day...we're ready to fix dinner here in Florence and you're just waking up about now in the USA.
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