A beautiful day!

Trip Start Apr 14, 2011
Trip End Apr 23, 2011

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Flag of Italy  , Lazio,
Saturday, April 16, 2011

Today was a perfect day! The weather was great. We woke up rested and headed out to the Coliseum and Roman forum. There are not words to describe how incredible it is to walk around where people have been walking for thousands of years. The Coliseum is so immense, it is easy to imagine it filled with people there to watch the gladiators battle. It is amazing in it's size! The guides have been so informative and we learned a lot about ancient Rome. OUr guide today is actually an archeologist so she was great! It is interesting to see the ruins in the middle of the city surrounded by modern buildings.
The next stop today was the Vatican. We had a fabulous tour of the Vatican museum which has amazing works of art. The Sistine chapel can take your breath away but was jammed with people. One of the most spectacular sights is St. Peters Basilica! Descriptions and pictures cannot do it justice.
Speaking of pictures, I am trying to upload some so sorry they are not there yet. We took a night tour of the city by bus and then went to the Trevi Fountain. Cara and I threw a coin in in hopes to return and I shared the story of grandpa falling in as young man, which she found amusing. We had some wonderful gelato and have a feeling there will be a lot more of that on our menu.All in all it has been a wonderful day.
The students have been amazing! They are respectful, listening and asking questions. I am making great new friends with other adults on the trip. We really have a great group.
Tomorrow we are going to have some free time to explore the city.
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Jill on

Sounds like a great trip so far. You will have to share those stories about your grandpa with us.

Russell on

Sound like your having a great time wish I was there too!!! Well we had pasta for lunch, it probaly wasn't as good as being in Rome having lunch . Have fun

Renae Vitale on

Sounds fabulous- stirs up wonderful memories! Glad you all are having such a great time.

Mom on

Sorry I have not responded to your blog but I just found out from Russ, usually you send me the link, but I have it now.I know Grandma & Grandpa are there with you guys and I'm sure very proud of both of you as I am. Enjoy!

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