Ok,so I made it! I'm here! And there are really vespa everywhere!
For the most part the trip was ok. There was a bit of drama but I went with it pretty well. My flight out of SF was overbooked but I had a seat.The flight was full but it was fine. When I got to Frankfurt (my only layover) the airport was a mess. They had to park the plane way far away and bus us in. Because of that I was almost late for my flight, I had to stand in line for security which sucked. I ran for the gate and had to get on another bus to take me out to the itty bitty plane that I sat in for 3 hours while they waited for enough ground crew to load up the luggage and de-ice the plane. Frankfurt was covered in snow and I stood in the door of the plane watching it snow, it was cool, I don't ever remember seeing it snow anywhere in my lifetime.
The airport in Florence is really small and by the time I got there I was done with traveling. I had to go to the bathroom and none of them were open and by that time I was really tired. I didn’t hardly sleep on the plane at all.
When I got to Em’s house we hung out for a while and I took a quick shower then she took me out walking. We went to dinner at a place Acaza Mia (or something like that) and I had my first authentic Italian pizza. It was pretty darn good and we have leftovers for lunch today.
It’s raining here and it’s really cold. It snowed a couple days before I got here and it’s been so cold it hasn’t melted.
I was so tired last night I thought for sure I would just fall asleep no problem but it didn’t go down that way. I could not sleep! It’s so frustrating to be exhausted and not be able to sleep. The noises from the street bounce up the walls and come right into the house. I laid awake for most of the night, I think I did sleep for a bit on my own at some point. At 2am I woke up and read for a while to try to get myself to fall back asleep but it didn’t work. At 5am Em heard me wake up and gave me sleeping pills. Ahhhh, bliss! I think I got about 5 hours of real sleep so I’m feeling a lot better this morning.
We’re going out to explore today!