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Day One: Roman Vacation by Ann Treacy
June 15, 2011, 6:53 pm
Filed under: Rome

Tuesday morning Grandpa picked us up at 4 am for our flight to Chicago. We had a fun day with the cousins and then that afternoon went back to O’Hare to Rome. We arrived in Rome today at 9:00. We were in our apartment by noon. Our only sad news is that we don’t have Internet access. So I’m going to write up my days as soon as possible and post when I can.

I’m pretty tired today – it might be pictures only. We walked a ton. I won’t even pretend to name anything – except the Tiber and the Vatican.

We’ve promised Aine that we’ll make pigeon stew if she catches one. There are enough markets to keep Lily and Kate happy. So far we’ve learned that Italian food is not necessarily what we’re used to getting at home.

The apartment is nice. We just keep the windows open the whole time. The floor of each room seems to be up or down an inch from the other; so I’m sure to break a toe. We’re very central.

It’s hot – very hot.
The Vespas, cars and pedestrians seem to share the cobble stone roads and piazzas. By that I mean, it will be an act of God if one of us doesn’t get hit. Everything is very bustling and there’s no grass. These may sounds like complaints – but they aren’t. It’s just fun to be someplace with so many differences.

Nearly forgot to mention that it was great to see Patrick’s mom and brother.

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Happy you arrived safely! Was that gelato the girls were eating? Love the pictures– how about one of you.

Comment by Grandma T

I love the pic of the cheap souvenirs! I got my Vatican snow globe from a place just like that! 🙂

Comment by cheskabrit

Bring back some of that gelato. Looks like you are all having fun.

Comment by klonergan

Love the pictures! Especially Aine with the Pope in the background. Would love to see some shots of the apartment – it all sounds fantastic!

Comment by Jan Hepola

I’d like to see the apartment, too. How did you arrange it?

Comment by Laurie

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