Published: June 4th 2005June 4th 2005
Today I had a busy day. Our driver picked us up at 8:00a and we immediately proceeded to Rome. From Civitavecchia where our boat docked, it took over an hour to get there. First we went to Vatican City/St. Peter's Basilica. There was a mass going on when we entered so the huge pipe organ was playing and people were singing, it was really beautiful. It is one of the most beautiful places in the world! It was extremely crowded today, the most people we have ever seen there, so we didn't get to go to Pope John Paul II grave, the line was so long it would have been hours waiting time:(
After we visited the basilica we went to see a lot of other things including the Pantheon (I wasn't too impressed), The Trevi Fountain (Brittany and I each threw 3 coins in the fountain over our shoulder and made a wish), several piazzas (always fun) and the coliseum(the BEST). My favorite thing was the coliseum because I love the history of it with the duels, lions, and aquatic war games. That must have been the place to be in those days! We ate lunch in a large piazza with a lot of street performers doing their acts. I like to watch the performers, they do some funny things but I won't go up to them when they ask me to, not for me. They were playing Star War music during lunch, not something you would expect to hear in an Italian piazza? I love that music so I was happy to hear it.
By the end of the day I was getting tired. I have a cold and it is making me cranky, but never too cranky to play in the kids playroom:)
We just started sailing at 7:00p to Livorno, Italy. We have a late tour tomorrow and there is a lot to see there. I'll tell you all about it when we get back. Hope everyone is doing well. Please keep writing, I enjoy your comments.