It all began with a bus ride through the hilly countryside. I had for some pretentious reason assumed that we would be taking another private bus to our destination; however, this was not the case at 7:30 in the morning as we boarded...prepare yourselves...a city bus.
|oh sure, impress me with your view|
|displeased by the peasantry I was treated as|
Upon reaching the top of the windiest roadiest hill known to Tuscany, we set off on foot for a "light, easy hike." I don't know what fit planet the writers of the program's brochure live on, but we feeble humans tend not to consider six miles uphill hiking a "light, easy hike." False advertising 101. Thus begins the montage of barren Tuscan wasteland (just kidding, it was beautiful).
|once there were olive trees|
|many, many olive trees|
|many, many vineyards|
|and there were also humans in these vineyards|
|and they liked to look at dead vineyards|
|and the dead vineyards liked to look at them too|
|not to mention old houses|
|and progressively aging humans|
|and tangles and tangles of deceased plantry|
|and here is where Jesus prayed|
|and here is where the scantily clad vines earn their living|
|this is probably a painting|
|slamma jamma panorama|
|happy I didn't have to pitch myself over the edge|
|I considered it though|
|where the heavens meet the living meet the dead|
|in the distance, some random mountains topped with snow!|
This entire hike, by the way, was through the section of Chianti called Greve (similarity to "grieve" is not overlooked).
Then came the fun part of our journey. We attended a fancy schmancy wine tasting at a prince's house! His name was Lorenzo Something-Noble and he first showed us his family's cellar and how they make their wine and spiders hanging from the cellar and that ended my tour.
|my one picture of glory|
When we were all out of our minds drunk (kidding again), we got to explore a little more of the town. I came across this coy little pathway,
|I am slenderman|
which opened up to this secret view!
|were you there the whole time?|
|moving in immediately|
|essentially trekked this entire landscape|
|I'M TRAPPED (just kidding)|