Thursday, September 04, 2008

We're here!

Well, we arrived safe and sound and have all ready made the most of Rome.

We got in to Rome at 5:30 in the evening on the second of September and imediately went out for Italian wine and homemade pizza. Delicious, although we've come to realize that bread and cheese are definitely the staples here. No Atkins diet for us.

Yesterday, we saw almost all of the sites in Rome: the Coloseum, Palatine Hill, the Pantheon, the Roman Forum, Cicus Maximus, and Vatican City (St. Peter's Basillica and the Vatican Museum which included the Sistine Chapel).

This is the Colloseum:

and St. Peter's:

and the Vatican:

There are numerous glorious fountain all over town (which all dispense drinking water) along with beautifully carved monuments. As the Lonely Planet says, "Rome is the only place where there are more ruins than dog poop." You literally stumble upon them at every turn.

Here's a picture of us for posterity. We're alive and well, mom. No worries. Although, at 34 Celcius in the shade, we may melt.

Hope everyone is doing well.

1 comment:

M said...

Hi: Yeah!! I can't believe everything you've seen already!! And when it's so-o-o-o-o hot. I can almost taste the pizza and wine. mmmmm. Bailey is doing really good and he has become a part of my daily workout routine. Have fun, fun, fun. Love you, Mom