But let me tell you-- you don't know jet lag until you hop a flight one morning and end up in a foreign country the next. And, really, you don't know where that first day really went. All day I've caught myself saying "last night I..." only to realize that that was NOT last night but two nights ago. If you're confused yet, just imagine how I feel!
Overall, I had good flights. Both my domestic flight into Dulles and the international one to Rome arrived 30 minutes early. Have you ever heard of a flight getting in early? It's a delightful first for me too!
After waiting for our shuttle bus, we all took to our rooms, getting freshened up and went downstairs for lunch at the hotel. And boy do the Italians know how to do a meal! Both were three course meals and do you know what they have for their appetizers? Pasta. Now that's what I call a meal!
Luckily we do enough walking that hopefully I won't become even more of a chunky chunk than I already am. Our first little trip was a stroll up the street to the Vatican. I can't even tell you how amazing it was! Ceasar's Palace in Vegas doesn't hold a candle.
So much to share and so little space! So here are some pictures to summarize the rest of the day!
Some of the statues from Bernini's work in the St. Peter's sqare (many more to come!)
We get to Rome and what's the first thing we have to do? Yup... check facebook!
(These are my roomies in Rome Madison, Mackenzie, and Laycie)
Our group walking through Rome
This is the "sweet" place we were treated to Gelatos...
And this is mine.. one scoop mint, one nutella (for all those Nutella fans, this rocked!!!) I'm a big fan. If there were a fan button on facebook for gelato... I would push it.
All of us enjoyed the gelato.
And last, but not least, the view from our balcony. That's the dome of the St. Peter's Basilica. B-E-A-utiful!
Until later! Ciao!