Last full day
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It was our last full day in
We decided to start by walking towards the Accademia to see The David. On our way we stopped for lunch at a small pizza place.
We then continued our walk, but having misunderstood exactly where it was at first, we ended up walking WAY out of our way, but it was a lovely walk. We finally backtracked and found the museum, and headed inside.
I was really in awe over The David. I just kept thinking to myself that there was only one of this famous statue in the world, and I was THERE, looking at it. It was really amazing to me. Michelle continued on to look at the rest of the museum, but I chose to just sit there and really soak in the fact that I was in the same room as The David.
Then, I notice a familiar face from across the room; it was Rogier! We said hello and talked until Michelle came back. He wanted to go to a special jazz club that night, and asked us if we'd like to come along; we said we'd love to.
Michelle wanted to spend a lot longer in the Museum, so we agreed that she would stay, I would leave, and we'd meet up again at the Duomo doors at 5:30 pm.
I left the museum and headed over to the same internet cafe we had used the day before, to check in and double check our needed reservations. Then I headed over to the Duomo, and immediately felt like a fool. The town was completely packed with people; there was a huge celebration ceremony going on for the Epiphany. There was no way I was going to find Michelle in this huge crowd!
It took us a good 1.5 hours I think but finally we spotted each other. We grabbed some pizza for dinner, and then went back to rest in the room for a bit.
We really weren't in the mood anymore to visit with Rogier, because we were so tired and ready to sleep; but we told him we'd meet him and didn't want to stand him up! We headed to the Duomo steps, planning on perhaps begging out of the evening.
When we got there, it turns out he had already found that the jazz bar he wanted to go to was closed; so we agreed to go out for a quick cup of coffee.
We made our way to a small café, and had a really fantastic talk with him, hearing all about his travels. We were really glad we had come out, since it ended up being a fabulous way to get to know him better.
Then finally, it was time for sleep.