Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Roma !!!


Taylor & I rec'd the most incredible news today regarding our Europe trip this spring. Instead of 3 days in NYC, we are now going to ROME!!!! I said ROME!!!! Holy freakin' cow!!! When I read the e-mail from the teacher/sponsor, I started to cry I was so excited. NYC, London & Paris was going to be great but ROME, London & Paris are even better!!! I e-mailed him back and told him T was going to lose her mind when she found out. He e-mailed me back and said yes, she just about went thru the roof when he pulled her aside and told her. Don't get me wrong, we love NY. We're in NY often. We can go to NY anytime. But Rome????
P.S. Julie, Tracy -- it's not too late to sign up!

Our new itinerary is as follows:

Day 1: Fly overnight to Italy
Day 2: Rome
Day 3: Guided tour of the Vatican City including the Sistine Chapel & St. Peter's Basilica. Guided tour of Rome including the Colosseum.
Day 4: Travel to Assisi and visit the Basilica of St. Francis
Day 5: Take overnight train to Florence and tour the leaning tower of Pisa and attend a leather making demonstration in Florence. Board a night train to Paris.
Day 6: Guided tour of Paris including Place de la Concorde, Arc de Triomphe and the Eiffel Tower. Visit Notre Dame. Walking tour of Paris includes the opera district and tuleries (I think that means "gardens"). Visit the Louvre. (this is going to be a very, very busy day!)
Day 7: Free day in Paris OR optional tour to Versaille (as much as I would love to see Versaille, I think T & I would enjoy spending the day having cafe au lait at a sidewalk cafe, and sharing a hunk of cheese and some bread in a park (maybe a bottle of vino for me!).
Day 8: Travel on the Eurostar to London. Walking tour of London includes Trafalgar Square, Covent Garden and Leisester Square.
Day 9: Guided tour of London: Piccadilly Circus, Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament, Tower Bridge.
Day 10: Depart for home!
I've heard that Italian men like blondes and pinch their butts on the streets.

“In Rome, the emperor sat in a special part of the Coliseum called the Caesarian Section" --George Carlin

4 comments:

j said...

Sounds great! We had another opportunity to go to France with several friends this summer...I just can't do it with the dollar the way it is. Ya'll will have a great time tho it sounds. You know Horton saw the Pope when he was there a couple of summers ago. He was only in Rome for a couple of days but loved it. Watch your butt!

The Simpkins Fam said...

AMAZING! I am so green, the Vatican, OMG!!

Coach Cos said...

What a great trip ! I'm really happy for you and T

Tracy said...

Yes, you're going to have a wonderful time! I'll get back to Paris someday and how fun you get to visit Rome. Wow. I would love to see the vatican. I know you'll take lots of pics for us. We already have two big trips planned this summer, I just don't think I can squeeze in another one but I love that you're going!

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