Friday, May 14, 2010

This Day in History v. 10

In front of the Coliseum, from L to R: Me, Lucy, Elizabeth, Caroline, and Sami.

In May, Sami was learning to teach English as a second language in Rome, Italy and I thought what better time to go visit! The things I most remember about this trip was that of course there was a transportation strike the day I get there and are stranded at the airport with no way to get there and how immensely HOT it was! That, and of course, the fun time I had with Sami and her girlfriends. Oh yeah, and that Italian men are skeeeevy! We had a blast exploring the city and discovering a local beach that resulted in me getting about a 3rd degree burn on the back of my legs. You'd think that I'd learn since it has happened before but guess not. A picture of the "incident" is down below. One has to see it to believe it. It was very hard for me to sit down or walk...both of which I needed to do for the rest of the weekend. Oh well!

And being the good Catholic that I am (did you just see that lightening bolt???) I called my mother on Mother's Day from the top of St. Peter's Basilica and wished her a happy mother's day. Aren't I sweet?

Samis disapproving face in front of one of the restaurants that we ate at and was horrible. Could have been because we were in the tourist area.

Sami and I at a MUCH better restaurant.

Sami at the top of the Spanish Steps.

And me on top too.

Doing our normal picture. All of my self picture taking excellence I credit to her.

The Vatican a little later in the afternoon when it was closed hence not as many tourists!

My first spotting of the Vatican from the top of one of those obnoxious red tourist busses...hey, I was a tourist so I could do it!

I climbed to the top of St. Peter's Basilica...no your eyes are not fooling you, those stairs are crooked.

All of the popes over the years

This man looks PISSED!

Quatrafoil spotting!

Ahhhh the beach!

And corresponding sunburn...hey I only forgot to put sunscreen on the backs of my legs...can you imagine what it would have been like if I had NO sunscreen anywhere?

The Monument to Vittorio Emanuele II

You got me...I can't remember what this is? **Update from Sami...this is the Castel Saint Angelo. Started as a mausoleum, then it was a fortress, then a castle, and now I think it's just a museum. :)

The Trevi fountain...and yes I threw a coin in!

1 comment:

  1. Yayyyy I looooooooooooove this post!

    Also, that building you can't remember is Castel Saint Angelo. Started as a mausoleum, then it was a fortress, then a castle, and now I think it's just a museum. :)