Pedro and Lori


Pedro and Lori

Dairy farmer.Physical Therapist .

North America » United States » Wisconsin December 9th 2018

We made it back home. We got in late Sunday night. Back to work and school on Monday! We had a wonderful trip! Refreshed and ready for the Christmas season! We enjoyed the Christmas lights of Florence and Rome. The nativity at the Vatican was very special.... read more
The snowman to welcome us home

Europe » Italy » Lazio » Fiumicino December 9th 2018

Checked in and waiting at our gate at FCO. Flight will be boarding soon. ... read more

Europe » Italy » Lazio » Rome December 8th 2018

We had a busy day touring. It was 60+ and sunny all day. We started with breakfast again at the hotel. The Coliseum was next with a wait in the lines. We toured the Coliseum viewing some of the historical information first and then we went in to tour the inside. Amazing architecture. We took the train from there to San Giovani. After a lunch of pizza we went through Chapel of San Lorenzo. It is the Church with the holy stairs that are said to be originally from Jerusalem from the hall of Pontius Pilate's palace. The stairs were closed for renovation, but there was a window to view the stairs. Afterwards we went to a cafe' nearby as we needed to have a sweet treat while we used the WiFi to look up the ... read more
Sriracha and the nuns on bus 218
Aquila Nera
Waiting at the San Callisto Catacombs

Europe » Vatican City December 7th 2018

It was a beautiful day in Rome today. We all slept very well last night. Pedro slept late! Really late! We woke up at 0950. Breakfast was served from 0700 to 1000 at the hotel, so we rushed down. It was a very good start to the day. A full spread of eggs, meats, fresh fruit, pastries and fresh juices. We were glad we did not miss it! We took the "M" to the Vatican. We got there just before 12 and the Basilica was closed today from 1200 to 1400 as they were preparing for the presentation of the Nativity. We walked down to the Castel 'Angelo and did the full tour. We had a snack of pizza for lunch and then it was back to Basilica San Pietro. We wanted to do the climb ... read more
Sriracha high fives a preist at Cupola San Pietro
Pedro at Castel Sant 'Angelo
Kasie, Pedro and Sriracha at Castel Sant 'Angelo

Europe » Italy » Tuscany » Pisa December 6th 2018

We had a nice day in Pisa and Florence today. We had some morning and early day showers, but it was 62 degrees and really no wind, so it was a very comfortable day. We took the train from Rome to Florence and then switched trains to get to Pisa. We walked to the leaning tower and paid our 18 euros each to climb up to the top. Kasie was happy that we got to do the climb to the top as we did not have time on the last trip. We had lunch in Pisa after the climb. Sriracha enjoyed her meal of unique eats. We took the train back to Florence and wandered the city. Every street was lit up for Christmas. Pedro was also in his element. There was gelato on every corner. ... read more
At the top of the Tower of Pisa
Pedro and Sriracha in the Tower of Pisa

Europe » Italy » Lazio December 6th 2018

We had a delicious breakfast with cappuccinos this morning. We are the high speed train today heading to Florence today. Amazing country view and mountains. Vineyards everywhere. Rolling hills and sheep on the hillsides. ... read more
Countryside from the high speed train
The high speed train
Countryside from the high speed train

Europe » Italy » Lazio » Rome December 5th 2018

We made it to Rome this afternoon. The hotel is very nice! 2 large rooms with king bed, pull ot sleeper and a twin bed. We had a snack of pizza and then did a quick walking tour of Rome. We had a nice dinner and then of course some gelato. ... read more
Pedro and the girls waiting for the train at the airport
Pizza snack in Rome
Up the stairs

Europe » Spain » District of Madrid » Madrid December 5th 2018

A short stop in Madrid. Less than 1hour for our connection here. After leaving Chicago an hour late for de-icing we had no chance to get through the immigration and to the other terminal. So we are now rebooked again leaving about 2 1/2 hours later. ... read more
Sunshine and smiles at the Madrid Airport
Madrid hams
Welcome to Madrid

North America » United States » Wisconsin » Appleton December 4th 2018

Heading out on our family trip to Italy! It is 25 degrees and partly sunny. The roads are cleared off from the snow over the weekend. We had a calf sneak out last night. A lady stopped at the house last night when I was packing. She said she saw it running down the side of the highway and came to the house to let us know. We chased it back. Hopefully all goes well while we are gone. We are very thankful for the help with all the chores while we are gone! Our first flight out of Appleton is delayed. We have been rebooked to go through Madrid, Spain now instead of Philadelphia. Let the adventure begin!... read more

Took the ferry to Taboga today. Walked around and then relaxed at the beach. Quiet island. Another beautiful warm day!... read more
Panama City from Taboga

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