Sunday, June 6, 2010


Rome was not my favorite this go around. And that's not to say the city of Rome isn't one of the most awesome cities in the world, we just had too high expectations this time. The Pope's parade through a huge wrench into our plans. We couldn't visit the Coliseum, Roman Forum and the city was as packed as can of Sardines which took away from some experiences (like the Sistine Chapel), and most of my pictures were taken from a flying bus doing circles around the same fountain. I was bummed about this because I was really looking forward to taking some neat photos. I was more disappointed for my families sake than mine. We've seen Rome at it's best and this was their first impression. But, oh well. Rome is still on my top 3 favorites, my family had a great time and we still made great memories. I am sure we'll visit one last time before saying goodbye to Europe!

The Vatican

Whatcha looking at Brad?
Making our way to the Sistine Chapel. Wouldn't have dared to stop and tie a shoe or study a painting. It was literally a river of people.

The story of our day... lots of waiting and bus rides.
The Trevi fountain

Circled this same fountain at least 10 times...and still didn't get a decent pic. Ha!