If you follow me on social media (you know, the usual culprits: Facebook, Instagram and Twitter), then you probably saw that I was in Rome this weekend. And yes, I’m still in awe of the fact that I can casually mention that I went to Rome this weekend. Pinch me, please!
Our base offers trips around Europe every weekend and a couple months ago, when I looked at my empty calendar for October, I knew I needed to fill it up with something to pass the time. (Weekends drag on FOREVER when your husband’s deployed, by the way. They’re the worst.)
Can I just say how amazing it is how quickly my body is changing? I was in Rome for 12 hours and it was one of the toughest trips I’ve physically been on, which is hard to admit. By the end of the day I was literally holding back tears because my hips hurt from walking so much. Oh, my hips! I felt like an 80-year-old woman. And the sad part is that I really didn’t walk that much. But, we took an 8-hour bus ride there and back (and Pickles was moving around what felt like the entire time). So sitting for that long, combined with sightseeing, did a number on me. While I was in the city I switched between walking around and taking a hop on/hop off tour. It also rained like cats and dogs for at least half the time I was there. Blah. I kept telling myself that I was in Rome and had to enjoy it as much as I could. Anyway, I wish I saw and did more, but I’m glad I went now instead of when I’m much further along. Waddling in that city wouldn’t have been much fun.
I shared a lot of these via InstaTwitBook (HA!) over the weekend, but there may be a few you haven’t seen yet!
|it’s upside down, but “The Creation of Man” is in the middle|
…get lunch. Don’t be tempted by McDonald’s (they’re everywhere) unless you need the bathroom, because they have clean restrooms with an actual toilet). Get pizza instead.
|I loved this Vespa so much I took two pictures of it. See the other one here.|
|(click to enlarge)|
that another artist created it and, so he put the rumors to rest by
signing the sash Mary’s wearing. That man was incredibly talented. Love
…finish the day with some nice, hearty Chinese food.
|Totally serious, and it was delicious.|
…vow to go back as soon as possible.
Have you been to Rome before? What’s your favorite thing to see/do there?