It’s hard to believe it, but I have been at this traveling thing for five months in a couple days. With that comes the experience to be able to see pretty much an entire city the size of Florence in a couple of hours. This was my third day here and I finally figured that should probably get out and take a look see. But not after going through my morning routine which takes about four hours now.
First there is the coffee, then checking email, reading my newsy websites, taking a shower, and eating breakfast. After all that I feel like I need a break so I lie on the sofa and read for a while. Finally I get myself composed enough to walk to the supermarket to buy the day’s groceries. I don’t want to buy two day’s worth for a couple reasons: 1) They’d be heavy to carry home, and 2) It would screw up my routine the following morning.
Once I get home from the market it’s nigh lunch time. After lunch, this being a “siesta country” I feel compelled to take a quick nap. About an hour later I start wondering if maybe I should get out and do something. Sometimes I do, sometimes I don’t.
Today I did a walk for about two hours and pretty much saw most of the major sights in Florence. I still have a couple things on my bucket list for this city, but I have friends coming from Ohio next week to join me. Might as well wait for them to get here. I suppose I’m going to have to slow my pace down a little.