After we got tickets we went to a little street cafe and had sandwiches. As soon as I sat down and looked at Callie I caught this amazing view!
After lunch we went back to the plaza and took lots more pictures!
You really don't notice how much the tower is leaning until you look at it's base!!
Finally it was our turn to go up into the tower. This is a picture of the well-worn stairs! We found it interesting that as we walked up the 300 stairs, it was hardest when we were walking into the lean. It's only a 4 degree lean, but it makes a significant difference!
The view from the top!! So pretty and well worth the climb!
I have so many more pictures!! I will post more to facebook and post the link here! Pisa was fantastic, but not worth more than a day trip. Besides the Leaning Tower and Cathedral there is not a lot more to see. We had found a nice Italian restaurant near our hotel that evening where we enjoyed pasta and wine before turning in for the day. Next morning...a train ride to Rome!
Saturday, October 31, 2009
Thursday, October 22, 2009
- Leaning Tower of Pisa
Saturday, October 17, 2009
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Sunday, October 11, 2009
It's been rainy and a little cold here today so Clara got to wear her coat out for her walk. She loves all her coats and sweaters!
Today was also called, "Farmer's Day," so all of the stores were open today! Who would have thought we would have been so excited to go walk around Hela, which is the German Home Depot. One thing Hela has over Home Depot: they have a fresh bakery in the store!! Got some fantastic whole grain bread for 2E!
Saturday, October 10, 2009
We finally got a shrunk, and one much nicer than the ones handed out from the base. It is massive, and only cost us $80 since the couple we bought it from is moving back to the states and didn't want it anymore! It really saved us a ton of money! I tried to get a decent picture, but its so long, that I couldn't get it in one shot. Now to put away all the clothes we still have in boxes!
Here is Dimetri, our landlord, and Phillip hanging curtain rods. I think it will really help to have some curtains up since we can't paint the walls.
Hopefully we will also finish hanging up the stuff in at least the living room area and I will post some more pictures!