The Italians showing the world how to keep hold of history and not knock it down or burn it!
20.09.2013 - 29.09.2013 30 °C
Having a jam packed time. Nearly worn our a pair of shoes with all of the walking around.
Have now got it pretty well sussed with doing a bit of sight seeing, then stopping at a Cafe for some Gelato or Coffee to take the weight off (yes dear reader, I need to consult Jenny Craig when I get back). Does make the journey just that little more bearable so to speak.
Went for a tour of St Paul's and managed to dodge any lightning bolts the Pope might have wanted to lob at me, so didn't get swept up into a dust pan. My goodness. I know this might be an understatement, but the place is just loaded with history and beautiful works of art. Every where you turn there is yet even more wonderful art or creation of Marble. That was a bit of a tiring day for all of us but well worth looking over.
Yesterday, we had an easy day. Bit of a late start and off into the Pantheon. Another beautiful work of art and sculpture. One historical building free to enter, which is such a rarity.
After a bit of an easy lunch stop we went to the Spanish steps along with half of Rome I think. Sandy and Margy climbed the steps to have a look look. Ron and I sat in the shade near a fountain and played spot the Walmartian! My goodness. I could make my own Walmartian calendar with some of the sights I've seen here lately. Speaking of Walmartians. I happened to turn around at one point near the Pantheon and couldn't understand where some shade was coming from. Then I realised there were 3 people standing there in shorts and T shirts blotting out the sun. Surprisingly, I think they may possibly have had American accents. I know, I wouldn't have thought such a thing would happen either. However, after seeing such a sight, I'm convinced I could now be considered anorexic.
Funnily enough. After that we went shopping! Got a few little trinkets for some people back home and bought 2 new belts and a new shirt which I think is just out there but wonderful.
We've all had some form or another of a cold. The worst part of that is, we've all been left with really barking coughs which is worst at night so we are all a little sleep deprived and therefore just a tad feral from time to time (well I certainly am - which may come as a shock I know). To add to my woes, I've now cracked and completely sheared off about a quarter of a tooth. So now I have my tongue rubbing against this very rough area which is going to ulcerate, I just know it. Oh joy! Can't do much about it as it is a Sunday now and Pompeii is on the agenda for tomorrow which is an early start and late finish.
Guess I'll have to wait until Tuesday to call home and talk to my favourite Dental receptionist at Mt Lawley to make an appointment and have the tooth attended to. Oh more Joy!
Very warm here in Rome but I think the weather here is better than what is happening back home.
Off to the Colosseum today and Pompeii tomorrow. That will be a long day but hopefully worth it.
Take care all
B and Ron