Saturday, August 27, 2016


Sorry this is a little out of order, but oh well.  You see, we went to Monaco.  And the entire drive to Monaco and through Monaco every few minutes we would see a red blurr coming up through the rear view window and with a burst of loudness we would see yet another Ferrari zip by us.  Jason could not believe how many Ferraris we saw.  And then it hit him!  THE FERRARI FACTORY!  And there was no turning back.  After our huge road trip to France and Monaco and back the day before we decided to make the 2.5 hour trip up to Marenello to have all Jason's dreams come true.

Jason training Brad while he's young.....

So while we were parking to go into the Museum some guys came up to us advertising for the "real" Ferrari experience.  An experience that most grown men dream of but never get to experience, driving a brand new $250,000 Ferrari.  10 minutes of driving for $100.  Once Jason heard that, there was no going back.   The crazy thing is, I think Jason would put that 10 minutes as one of the highlights of his life.  For 3 nights after driving the Ferrari he couldn't sleep because he just kept trying to figure out how in the world he was going to get one.  I don't get it.  I don't.  But I am so so so glad he got to experience it.
Of course they took professional pictures.  But of course they cost and arm and a leg so here are my lame iphone pictures.... but it explains why baby was looking at the camera guy rather than me.  But still.... that baby's smile. Ah I love him.
After we went to a cheapest, highest recommended resturant in all of Marenello.  We got the "Ferrarri Burger"  and it was DELICIOUS!  Possibly one of the most delicious things we had in all of Europe!
And then we started the trek home.... I thought it would be no big deal.  It was only 2.5 hours, like 120 miles away..... Never under estimate Italian traffic.  It was horrible.  Insane.  It's one thing to be stopped in traffic.  It's another thing to be stuck in a 10 mile long tunnel for over an hour.  The drive took us over 5 hours to get home so we didn't get our rental car back to the rental car company on time and we missed the last shuttle back to Florence.  So after some very very frustrating times and taxi rides later.... we were so excited to be home and leaving Florence for good.

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