Saturday, April 24, 2010

Milan, Italy 2010 Part II

So at this point of our trip we were officially stuck in Europe. It was find a boat or swim home. The Icelandic Volcano had erupted and the ash has closed all flights from Europe. While everyone else was able to drive a car or take the train home, we weren't going anywhere. So, we started going to every museum, church, park and tourist destination we could in Milan. We couldn't go to far because our flights were based out of Milan and it was a daily update type of we were trapped.

So basically we went everywhere we could and took as many ridiculous photos as possible.

Apparently, the romans thought they had teeny tiny penises. Every statue has a tiny penis. TINY. Or maybe they were humble?
Itty bitty...

While we were there, I fell in love with the Fiat 500. I want one. In red. Thanks.

Of course we went to the fashion district. And it makes perfect sense that they have lamp shades hanging above the streets with advertisements on them. In fact, I might do this in my hallway. While I am at it, I am going to open a Mui Mui shop out of my spare bedroom. But seriously, I love Mui Mui's window displays. I want it all. Mine. All mine.

And then we went to the Museum of Natural Science. Which had the most immaculate and beautiful collection of rock specimens I have yet seen. I nerded out and took about 200 photos of them...and spent about two hours oogling at them. The museum was really well put together, had amazing displays and was very educational. HOWEVER. The taxidermy of all of those animals...I don't know about this. I REALLY hope they were all somehow humanely done...I think they are incredibly educational for the school children, and there was a time in my life when I owned taxidermy animals and thought it was cool. But now, I have to say, it freaks me out. Who wants stuffed dead animals in their house? WIERD. Also, I really hope these animals weren't killed only for this. That being said, I told myself they were humanely done and we had a lot of fun with the photos we took. After all, this was an educational exhibit. So we got edumakated. Yea.

The museum was amazing. I highly recommend you see it if you are in Milan. The fossils, the rock collection, the animal exhibits are just phenomenal. It truly is a collection of the worlds animals all in one place. Plus, if you are as cool as I am you can nerd out over rocks for TWO HOURS! Yay! Party!

The procrastination post

Um. I don't know about YOU, but I am TIRED of sorting through Italy photos and trying to remember what I did there. Yea. So this is my procrastination post. Wahaha.

So, Tyler and I are still on the wrong time zone...which is the only way that I can explain why we woke up at 3AM ON A SATURDAY MORNING. Well, there was also the airline driver who called us at 1AM then at 5AM to deliver Tyler's lost luggage. HE DROVE ALL THE WAY TO OUR HOUSE AND DROPPED OFF HIS BAG. Sweet huh? Anyways, back to our early morning shenanigans. WE WERE AWAKE AT 3AM on a Saturday, and it wasn't from partying the night before either. We just...woke up. Wide awake. Laying in bed. It was at this point that Tyler says, "We should go watch the sun rise at the poppy reserve," and then I said, "Huh. That's a crazy good idea."

And just like that, we were out of bed, getting dressed and leaving our house at 6AM.

Yeah. Were crazy like that.

We were awake before the flowers.


I am sure everyone does this. It's completely normal to run through a field of flowers at 6AM.

It is also completely normal to do the booty dance in a field of flowers at 6AM.

We are just stock full of normal...

Yep. Just your typical Saturday morning...

Friday, April 23, 2010

Milan, Italy Part I

It was at this point in our trip that we thought we only had one day left In Italy. We spent that one day in Milan, 45 minutes from where our flight home was supposed to take place.

We saw the Duomo, the Sforza Castle and the surrounding park. It was truly phenomenal. I thought we were ending our trip on the perfect note. You actually aren't supposed to take photos inside the Duomo, but since everyone around me was, I decided to sneak some in as well. :) Sforza castle allowed photos, and also they allowed Kenyan immigrants to harrass the shit out of you while you were trying to take pictures. I tried to be polite because they were trying to work for their money, but they were kind of rude after a while so I kinda started being rude too...anyways. I ended up with a freaking bracelet made out of string so they would leave us alone. Sigh.

Stay tuned for part II and III and IV...and whoever knows how many parts because I have 513 photos of JUST the Milan portion of my trip...