David and I are leaving February 12th to go to Seattle to take care of 3 of our elementary age granddaughters, so we had a early birthday celebration in York on Friday. Dan’s birthday is on the 13th, Bekka and Kate’s is on the 16th and mine is on the 26th. My daughter, Sarah, in Gig Harbor had a birthday on the 1st. I have plenty of birthdays that is for sure.
The only thing that David ask for in Italy was a Borsalino hat. He had a used one years ago and had always wanted to get another one. He started asking in Rome and no one knew where to get one. Then our guide said he thought he could get it in Florence. In Florence David kept asking people and no one knew. We then went on a tour with our local guide. After the tour David ask our guide. She took him to the side and said down that road a few blocks and it is on the left. We thought we had finally found it, but when we got there it was closed on Sunday. David got a picture of the store and that was it. In Padua while we were on our walking tour we walked past a hat store. After the tour we had a coffee and then headed to the hat store. When we got there the shutters were pulled down and the door was locked. The owner was still in the store. He came to the door and told us he would open again at 3. David told him our bus was leaving before then and that he really wanted to buy a Borsalino. The owner let us in and helped David pick the right hat. The owner handled the hat with love. He told David how to take care of it. He was so nice. So David walked out with the hat on his head.
I even got a picture of him with his Borsalino and his short green shorts.