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First Day of School 2013

September 3, 2013 | By Patrick | No Comments | Filed in: CMS, HKS, MMS, UWL.

Here we go again. Another year of differing departure times and destinations, but everyone still managed to arrive at their respective school at the appointed hour. Monica off to Park Elementary in Cross Plains:   Hannah roughing it at UW-La Crosse:   And big senior Clare heading to Marshall High:   Those that were here • Read More »

Day 8 (Thursday): Vatican City, Rome

March 28, 2013 | By Patrick | No Comments | Filed in: CMS, PAS.

Yes, they’re sort of the same thing, but technically Vatican City (The Holy See) is a different country within the confines of Rome. We got a preview of Vatican City and St. Peter’s Basilica the night before on the way to dinner and it looked spectacular. Couldn’t wait to see more today. Thursday morning was • Read More »

Day 7 (Wednesday): Siena, arrive in Rome

March 27, 2013 | By Patrick | No Comments | Filed in: CMS, PAS.

Also in the Tuscany region of Italy is the small city of Siena. About an hour from Florence, it doubled as our wayside stop on the way to Rome. After wandering through a local market of mostly clothes, we enjoyed a walking tour of the city with our local guide, Sarah. Beautiful narrow streets winding • Read More »

Day 6 (Tuesday): Florence

March 26, 2013 | By Patrick | No Comments | Filed in: CMS, PAS.

Today was our day in Florence. We hopped on our bus and were in the city within an hour. In a word, Florence is spectacular. The small streets, the little shops, the huge cathedrals, the museums, the Arno river, and the view of the city from the Piazzale Michelangelo are all part of this great • Read More »