Somehow, a month has slipped by us here in Florence, and it’s time to leave. We wrapped up our stay by hosting an American-style Sunday brunch for the friends we’ve made while here. Michelle made french toast with real maple syrup and scrambled eggs with basil, mushrooms, peppers and feta, we had mimosas and coffee and tea and a pile of Italian cookies and pastries and other yummies. Fifteen or twenty folks came and frolicked, some braving the rare snowfall that had drifted down into the hills outside of Florence. All in all, it was just the best send off two homesick travelers from the States could have asked for. Thank you to all our Italian friends, looking forward to seeing you when we meet again!
Next, we head to La Gomera in the Canary Islands, off the Northwest coast of Africa, where it’s warm, warm, warm. Here’s what Google Earth says the little town we’ll be staying in looks like. Our only problem is that we didn’t expect to go anywhere this warm, so we’re a bit underprepared in the clothing department. Ah well, such problems are good ones to have.