Category Florence

Europe 2014 – Florence – Like Returning Home

Timeline: October 21st – 22nd The drive up to Florence took about six hours, but was manageable, as we’d made a reservation at Hotel Anna’s in the center of town, not far from the Basilica of San Lorenzo and the Duomo. That being said, once we arrived, the GPS wanted to send us down what […]

Europe 1984 – The Big Trip, Part Four

Florence is just an hour up the road from Siena and we arrived at our destination there, Camping Michelangelo and picked out a good spot.  Located just down the hill from Piazza Michelangelo, the campground sits high above the River Arno about a 20-minute walk from central Florence.  This would be my third stay; the […]

Europe 1979 – The Adventure Continues

I returned briefly to Los Angeles in late 1977 and would then join Doug Hoggatt for nine months in Hemet (a time truly to be remembered), then six months living in the Sierra Nevada gold rush country (Murphy’s and Angels Camp) working for the State of California harvesting pine cones with Norm Benson, a gig […]