Wednesday, August 28, 2013

On an Evening in Florence

Its currently midnight on this beautiful night in Firenze, Italy. I have survived my first day! I'm writing at my desk in front of my bedroom window which overlooks the city--pictures just do not do this kind of beauty any justice! 

The past 48 hrs or so have been the longest hours of my life-- however my travels to Florence could not have gone any better! Between great seats on the plane, friendly people, and a safe & timely arrival I cannot complain one bit! I'm convinced my guardian angels were with me every step of the way.

I have already met some amazing people- local Florentines and American students at LdM. I met my 4 other roommates today Caroline, Melanie, Rachel & Victoria- they're all so sweet! After settling into our rooms (Oh and carrying 150+ lbs of luggage up 4 floors!) we took a much needed nap and then headed out for some vino. I had an amazing potato gnocchi dish-- that disappeared pretty quickly. A friendly local gave me a beautiful rose while we were sitting at dinner-- the italians sure know it's the little things that put a smile on someone's face. 

Tomorrow we are all heading to orientation for LdM students. I'm looking forward to learning more about what to expect regarding classes while in Florence. Sometimes I have to be reminded that I AM actually here for school- woops! I hope you all enjoy following along with my journey-- stay tuned! Ciao!

Sunrise over Paris this morning
The girls!
The digs
Bedroom view
Potato Gnocchi


  1. What an amazing day in your life, my Reggie!!! Now, your mother can sleep - buonanotte darlin' ...

  2. Reggie - delighted to hear all is going well, you sound so adjusted - already!!! Your roomies look like lovely young ladies and your surroundings look quite nice. Was the sun rising or setting over Paris???Get some sleep tonite, you have a busy day tomorrow. Your blog & pixs are great, keep it up, as I look forward to the details...luv ya, Gram xo

  3. Hi! So happy to hear that you arrived safe & sound. Let the adventure begin!! Pics are beautiful…I loved your comment on how you needed to remember that you’re there for school. I can see how easily it would be to forget and just get lost in those surroundings! :)