Real Quick....

Well, we're back! We had the most amazing time! Our trip started in Rome where we got to see the Vatican, coliseum, and Forum. Then we drove up to Venice via Asissi. Venice was Justin's favorite. We took a night boat ride down the Grand Canal and then spent the next day exploring the tiny streets! Next, we went to Florence and took a day trip to Pisa. I got a new leather jacket in Florence and we stayed at the cutest hotel that looked like an one of the old buildings. That night we got to eat dinner at a vineyard. From Florence, we headed south to Amalfi which is a small town on the other side of the mountains from Naples. It was a gorgeous coastal town built on the side of a mountain! Our hotel balcony looked right out on the sea. We went to Isle of Capri while in the area. That was pretty interesting and beautiful. Back in Amalfi that night, we got to watch the Good Friday procession. The small town square was packed and the procession had music and went all the through the town before carrying Jesus to the tomb. It was really cool to see! The next day we went to Pompeii which was amazing to think how old the town is but how advanced. We spent about two hours there but could have spent at least a week! We ended the tour in Rome with a wonderful farewell dinner with live opera. entertainment. Our tour group had 44 people with most being a little older than us. But we had a great time meeting everyone and having dinner and traveling with them. It was great to be on the tour and not have to worry about all the details. Plus our tour director, Patricia, was great! She had an education and art history degree and said she loved her job because art history was her passion. She was very helpful, especially when the airline lost my bag for 2 days, and sweet. All in all, it was an amazing experience that we were very lucky to get to share as a couple. Definitely a once in a lifetime trip!

Now that was just a brief synopsis of our 11 day journey. Expect more details with pictures as soon as I get them all uploaded.

Woo-Hoo: Justin and I just made too many great memories to count!

Boo: I had to go on a recruiting event yesterday and didn't get back until 11:30 pm.

5 comments:

CrazyUncle said...

Wow! That sounds neato. I bet those Italians didn't even have the decency to speak English, huh?

Did you check out the Pope or the Sicilian Chapel? If not, you'll just have to go back.

Now, get those pictures loaded. It's not real unless I can see it.

Aaron, Kara, and Walker said...

Can't wait to see pictures tomorrow night! How did your CHI work out?

Auntie Eisel said...

I'm glad you had so much fun, it sounds great! I'm looking forward to pictures too!

Future Uncle said...

That sounds great! I'm glad y'all got to go!

Zachary said...

I prefer the Silicon Chapel, although small, it is very intricate. Glad y'all had fun.