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So we are here in Florence and yesterday we took a day trip to Montepulciano to try to catch a glimpse of the New Moon cast! Yes, we are that dedicated to our Twilight! We love the books and sorta think the movie is great too, some call us obsesed but we just love what we love. So anyway, we went and had a really good time. I swear nothing bonds you like a love for something. We met about half a dozen Italian girls on the bus there and thankfully one spoke English so she gladly translated. She had actually met a few people from the cast in her hotel the night before. So when we got there, we had pretty high hopes and of course we were excited!! We walked all around the area but they had it all blocked off. We got to see pretty much every single extra there was!! lol but no actual actors :( We saw two vans that had the cast in them and everyone went crazy but we didnt see them actually. So that totally sucked but we did meet these two Austrian girls and went to lunch with them. Which was a whole other experience! Our waiter was sooo weird. Anyway, we went back up and waited and waited. Then we met another girl while waiting and she told us that she took video of the day before of Ashley(Alice), Rob (Edward), and Kristen (Bella), and Dakota Fanning, getting into a car and a van. So we watched it and got super excited!! But we still didnt see anything. Then we were let out onto the piazza where they were filming. We got to see quite a bit actually. So we will see how everything turns out on the big screen! Then after a long day, we came back here to Florence to sleep. I actually feel asleep on the train back here while I was reading!!! I NEVER fall asleep reading. That was a first for sure. So today we woke up late and got ready and decided to go see the Duomo. We went up to the top of the bell tower which is 414 steps up and 414 steps down! So my legs kinda hate me right now... lol. But the view was great of the city even though I was freakin cause of the height. Its only 82M so about 246ft. Then we WERE going to go into the Medici chapel but it was way too expensive. We kept walking and ended up going to Ponte Vecchio. Which is a bridge that has shops all along it. Now, I have seen jewelry before but every single shop was a jewelry store and let me tell you, some were very very expensive! There were a few that seriously had nothing but ROCKS!!! OMG it was sooo crazy. Oh and I had the best popsicle of my life! It was kiwi and it litterally was like eating a frozen kiwi on a stick. It even had the seeds in it! So after walking over the bridge and back (Tia did very well, I was very proud of her), we went to the Academia Gallery where David is. We walked in and the first thing I saw was a musical instrument museum! Ah I was in heaven! Anyway, we walked around the gallery and I turned around and there behind us was David. He is 5m 17cm tall which is a little over 15ft tall. I swear his hand is the size of my head!!! And I think if I were to stand next to him, I would go up to just under his butt!! lol. We sat and stared at him for a long time contemplating who David was and how in the heck Michelangelo sculpted him!! I have never been so amazed in my life! There is nothing really that incredible about it just that it is all one piece of marble, he is litterally perfectly proportioned, he is 15ft tall, and it took 3 years to complete!!! I know right? Pretty darn impressive. Now we are just back at the hostel chillin and catching up on email and facebook. I think Tia is uploading pictures again tonight so be sure to check them out. I am not sure if I have put a link to her blog or not but here it is... www.myeuropetrip.tumblr.com
Less than a week untill I am home. I am excited but sad at the same time. There are several things that I miss about home but there are several things that I am going to miss about Europe too. Take Oasis for one. It is the BEST fruit drink ever. I have never been addicted to anything more in my life. Anyway, I should probably get going cause this is already getting too long and I am tired again tonight. lol Oh, tomorrow Tia and I signed up for a Tuscany day trip and it includes brunch at a country farm and wine tasting at a real vinyard. It should be a fun day. And then we come back to Florence with five hours to kill before our train leaves for Munich. It is a night train so we will get to sleep... yeah!!! But we get into Munich at 6am :( the good thing though is that our hostel is super close to the train station. That will be great!!! Anyway, I really am going to go now..
Love you all,
Mary

Posted by missmary88 28.05.2009 13:06 Archived in Italy

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