Rome, Sweet Rome

So, our journey began yesterday afternoon, with a 12:37pm train out of Speonk. As we made our way to JFK, I realized that traveling with just two was pretty easy. Most of our travels involve our kids, or more recently missions teams and in comparison, this trip was a piece of cake.

I should probably give a quick shout out to our new Costco luggage with spinner wheels. It was positively delightful to travel with. Whoever invented 360 degree spinner wheels for luggage, making it easy to roll the suitcases in all directions should get a gold star. We wheeled it from the train station, to the airbus, to the plane and the all over Rome and it was awesome.

We flew out of New York around 6:30pm and caught a beautiful sunset on the the way out.

I spent part of the ride watching The Secret Life of Walter Mitty and even got to see our friend Ryan Daley at the end. He was an extra and had a nice walk by the main actors at the end of the movie.

Besides that, I tried unsuccessfully to sleep and are two airline meals, which were fun because most US flights don’t serve them anymore.

We got into Rome at 3:30am our time, but 9:30am their time. We were pretty tired. Thankfully, when we got to our hotel room, it was available early so we were able to check in and rest for a bit. By the way, I’m a huge fan of our cute room. We booked it because it was a great location and a good price, but it way exceeded my expectations.

After a solid nap, we set out to take in Rome. It did not disappoint.

We walked around to check out some of the churches. They were breathtaking. It’s hard to even wrap my mind around the beautiful sculptures and paintings. This was the ceiling in a random church that we found.

We also walked over to the Pantheon. It started at a pagan temple, then turned into a Catholic church and is one of the oldest ones in Rome.

Also noteworthy is the fact that I got my first gelato right outside. It was delicious.

We wrapped up our evening with a light dinner at this delightful little shop. We ate Quiche and a very Italian looking sandwich and even got a free ice cream from the shop owner. It was fantastic.

And that wraps up our past 24 Hours. We are looking forward to a few more days in Rome, before we hop on a cruise ship for more European adventures. Thanks so much for stopping by to catch up with where we are at and what we are up to.


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I love Jesus, my Youth Pastor Husband and our two beautiful children. I'm a professional photographer and I love people, especially kids. My best days include time with my family, Hot Yoga and a Mint Chocolate Chip ice cream cone.

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