Tuesday in Pistoia

Tuesday in Pistoia

We started our day with our usual trip to pick up breakfast although today we ate inside.
We caught the 1:00 train to Monte Catini Terme which was only one stop. This is a lovely spa town with flowers everywhere. I could get lost in the fragrance. We walked for quite a while and caught a cute little red wooden train that went up the mountain to Monte Catini Alto. The views from up top were spectacular. We walked up a stiff incline only to realize we were going the wrong way. However we walked along a street with lovely little houses and gardens that were almost too pretty to be real.
Just about the time we realized we were going the wrong way thunder started and a few giant rain drops were falling. We turned around and headed down hill to find the street with the restaurants where we had a lovely lunch and shared a bottle of cold white wine. We have been drinking a lot of white rather than red and it seems like it does not make me as sleep. This is a good thing because we had a lot of walking and train riding before we got home.
Joanne was still not feeling all that well so after our nap Peggy and I went out for dinner on our own. We are getting pretty brave. We left for dinner at 8:30. We are turning Italian.
It is nice to have time to relax and read.
Although we have had a little rain every day we have not been held back by it.

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