All Roads Lead to...
Last Wednesday night I went over to Caro and RJ’s to plan and make sure everything was in order for our Rome trip the next day. After dinner we went to check in online for our flight, and RJ was shocked to discover that he had accidentally booked himself and Carolyn tickets for the 6:00 am flight instead of the 4:25 pm flight that I was on. After some confusion and phone calls, they realized that they couldn’t change it, and that there were no trains to Heathrow that early. They packed and got ready in hurried spontaneity, stopped by the computer lab of my study center to print their boarding passes, and headed to Heathrow to sleep on the floor for a few hours.
I arrived in Rome the next night and took a train into the city to meet Carolyn and RJ. We got going early the next morning and made our way to the Colosseum. Needless to say, it was awesome! It’s crazy that the Romans could build such colossal structures without modern machinery.
We went to the Palatine hill and the Roman Forum and saw all the cool old ruins. It was so cool to see the places I learned about in Latin and Humanities in high school! We saw the Pantheon, the Trevi fountain, the Spanish steps, Piazza del Popolo, and piazza de Navona, basically walking all around Rome before heading back to the B&B late that night. At the end of day 1we had seen so much (and eaten really good pizza and gelato) and I was already in love with Rome. Everything was so beautiful!
(Stole this pic from RJ) Pantheon:
Trevi: (I threw a penny in to make sure I come back to Rome again)
Giant balloons at the Spanish Steps: