The Butz's Walk the Entire City
26.07.2010 - 26.07.2010 32 °C
Off to PISA today…
Quite a trip- we went on the train and arrived in Pisa Central to find the post office near by. We had a heavy bag of souvenirs to mail back- and after waiting in a line for an hour with a man who helped us in English with very stinky breath, we were able to ship the box back for the small price of 70Euros! Ugh! Hit to the wallet- but continued on for the 20 minute walk thru the tourist district of Pisa…open air markets, great shops, streets with the laundry hanging to dry from the second and floors, flowers in window sill, very nice! And made it to the famous leaning tower- and despite the kids getting yelled at 2 times for touching books at various stores and us persuading them to stop whining for the endurance of the walk, we got there- and it was pretty cool… it is wild how the tower is really sinking into the ground on the one side! The kids thought it was pretty cool too- we walked back through the non-tourist walking areas in hopes of finding a taxi only to find what every other city has….junkies, a homeless population and trash… and a McDonalds!! Lunch for the train ride- the French fries were exactly the same (but not as salty) yum! A little taste of good ol’ America! LOL! So train it back, to the taxi to the hotel, and then to the public park- which is very family friendly- little street vendors, amusement rides, arcade games, moon bounces, and bike rentals… very fun! And then guess what we had for dinner-PIZZA and pasta!