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Rome on the Run!

Thursday, October 11, 2007
I'm going to need to make this a quick one. It is nearly 10:00 p.m. here on the boat, floating on the ocean and we need to get up at 4:00 a.m. to get dressed, fed and off the boat by 6:30 a.m. and make it on our plane by 10:00 a.m.
Yesterday was an amazing ( and long....an 11 hour tour!!) day. We went to Vatican City and went through the Vatican Museum and the Sistine Chapel where we saw Michelangelo’s first work. Did you know that he nearly went blind from the paint dripping in his eyes? He also didn’t want to do the job. The pope at the time wanted him to paint the ceiling, but, as a sculpture, he wanted to do statues. Isn’t it incredible to think that the job he hated was one of his most magnificent pieces? Anyway, we also saw the outside of St. Peter’s Basilica (couldn’t go in because of the long lines and a concert for the Pope was scheduled for the early evening) but we were at St. Peter’s Square we saw the Spanish Steps, the Colosseum and numerous other old things! (Can you tell I’m tired?) We also went to the famous Trevi fountain where we each threw in our coins to wish for love and a chance to come back to Rome.
I’m really sorry to cut this so short, but I really need to get to bed. When I get home, I promise to fill you all in and include....PICTURES!!

Good night, sleep tight, don’t let the bed bugs bite! Thanks one last time for your prayers and for reading.


Much, much love,

3 comments to Rome on the Run!:

Sue "T" said...

Hi Annette,
More love and prayers for good travel sent your way for you and Rod. I ABSOLUTELY LOVE reading your blogs, you make it sound like we are there with you. Your 11 hours of tours had to be so tiring, but so fulfilling for you. What wonderful and beautiful things you were so fortunate to see and experience. That truly was a vacation come thru. And, I am so proud that you were able to tour with Rod.
I can't wait to hear the rest and to see pictures.
You take care and God Bless you both for a safe trip home sweetie.
Much love and many hugs,
Sue :-)

Di said...

Dear Annette,
I can't believe what a trip this has been for you. I hope and pray that you are able to rest and recover quickly from this fun adventure with your sweet husband. Thanks for sharing your thoughts with your many friends. We can't wait to get all the details when you have time.
hugs & prayers are coming your way. di

Jacqniel said...

Hopefully this post finds you safe and sound at home, resting up from all your adventures. You wrote very eloquantly, and I am anxious to see all your pictures! Hugs, Jacque