Tuesday, July 13, 2010

San Gimignano and Tuscan Hillside

Today we went on a 5 hour tour of San Gimignano  (the city of 100 towers) and through the beautiful country-side of Tuscany. We were able to see the Piazza del Duomo, Palazzo del Popoli, the Piazza della Cisterna, and the main shopping streets. Afterwards we had a wine tasting of Vernaccia di San Gimignano (from the Vernaccia grape) and cold cuts in a beautiful winery outside the town of San Gimignano. 

Connor slept much better last night, which made for a more enjoyable day. For anyone thinking of traveling with a one year old in Europe, however, heed this advice: Don't! It has been much harder than we thought, as he will NOT sit or rest in restaurants. We have to take turns walking him around while the other person eats. Of course museums are out of the question too. Some streets and castles, etc. he does okay in as long as Mr. Howard doesn't stop walking (he's in a backpack).

Tomorrow is our anniversary and Aunt Katie and Uncle Denny have volunteered to babysit their nephew. It will be nice  for Mr. Howard and me to eat a dinner at the same time!!


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