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So my diary memories today has some highs and lows.

The lows - I stayed at the Cameron Trading Post in Arizona - I got there and found out it was on a reservation so no alcohol (luckily I had a bottle in the car)
The food was dire - the gravy volcano - the potato was as hard as a rock and the gravy disgusting as was the bread. The next morning my toilet flooded all over the bathroom floor.

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The good - I found this lovely cafe in Kanab that served a freshly made sandwich with their own home made bread (and after some very ordinary American food this was just what I needed) and then a beautiful icecream.

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The bad - only being 20 minutes from Springdale in Zion (where I was spending the night) after a long days driving to find there was a rock fall so had to do another 2.5 hours drive detour.

The excellent - arriving at Springdale and having this view from my hotel window and spending the next few days in Zion and Bryce

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Florence, from multiple visits:


Frescoes in the Church of Santa Trinita
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Basilica of Santa Croce - many famous tombs here, Michaelangelo, Galileo and Nicolo Machiavelli to name a few.
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From my hotel room.:The Church of Santi Apostoli on Piazza del Limbo (named as the burial place of children who died before they could be baptised)
Activity below is for the Scoppio del Carro ceremony at Easter (Scoppio del carro - Wikipedia)

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Monteriggioni is a medieval walled town, located on a natural hillock, built by the Sienese in 1214–19 as a front line in their wars against Florence by assuming command of the Via Cassia running through the Val d'Elsa and Val Staggia to the west. The ancient pilgrim route Via Francigena passes though. Popular with walkers today.

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Dogs eat well here :)
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I keep getting little reminders of what I was doing in Cornwall three years ago (if only I could go back now) I first visited Cornwall in 1982 and went to a production of David Copperfield at the Minack - absolutely wonderful memories. I also remember catching the train in St Ives and looking at the beach out the window and thinking wow - that's a proper beach just like home (I'd be away for nearly a year by then)

Minack Theatre

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I keep getting little reminders of what I was doing in Cornwall three years ago (if only I could go back now) I first visited Cornwall in 1982 and went to a production of David Copperfield at the Minack - absolutely wonderful memories. I also remember catching the train in St Ives and looking at the beach out the window and thinking wow - that's a proper beach just like home (I'd be away for nearly a year by then)

Minack Theatre

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Ah yes. Interesting place! We visited a couple of years ago. Would have liked to see a performance but not possible on the days or nights we had available.
 
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