I’m back from a lovely vacation in Tuscany. I’ll only stay for a few days at home before I go to our summer-house, but I will take the time to update my neglected blog. We flew down to a wedding in Tuscany from Stavanger via Frankfurt to Florence. We arrived safely and on time so far so good. We was told it could take some time getting or car so we put in good margins picking it up. This also went really smooth. I should have known our luck wouldn’t last….
The first car they gave us had such a small booth it wouldn’t fit our suit cases. As we had ordered one that did, we got another much larger car with no extra charge. We drove off and five minutes after driving away from the car rental place we had to make a sharp turn to get away from a mad Italian driver, we hit the curb and ended up with a flat tire. It was 40 degrees out and the equipment for changing to a small extra tire was not the best. So we called the road service. We were put on hold and when we finally got to talk to someone on the number for english speaking people, it turned out they had little english. And our call got disconnected before they understood what was wrong and where we where. This happened three times.
My better half then decided to change the tire himself, even if he got burned by the tarmac and the equipment wasn’t very handy. I must say I was quite impressed by him! We drove the car gently back to the car rental, got a new one and was extremely glad we got the full insurance on the car. And then we where on the road to the wedding. The GPS was only a little confused by some massive road work and we took one wrong turn that sent us through the woods, but we found the venue and arrived on time!