As has been pointed out to me NUMEROUS times by a certain travel partner of mine, I have yet to chronicle our last wonderful trip during my time in Sweden (in May, we spent 10 days in Italy). Now, in my defense, my mother did arrive in Stockholm for her visit only one day after we returned from this trip. So in response to a certain someone's sassing, I say that this rapid turn-over of events was his idea and, therefore, he is responsible for a portion of the delay in the publishing of this post. =)
But back to my original subject, Italy. I think this trip was one of our best ones yet. We started in Pisa for a day, next we hoped a train to Florence where we stayed with my mother's Italian family from when she studied abroad there over 40 years ago (Sorry, Mom!). Finally, after a few days in Florence, it was on to the Cinque Terre for a couple nights and then back home via Pisa.