The only downside is that Harv and I caught a bug on the last day at sea and have been unable to get rid of it. Harv is on the mend but I'm still suffering stomach cramps. I've already lost 10 lb. which is wonderful, however I suspect it will quickly return once I'm back to eating. :(
Standing above the Forum area in Rome
What a great trip! I'm not sure if I'll ever be able to blog all the places we visited. There was just so much that we saw and did.
We travelled with our friends, Don and Bev from Vernon. We've done a motorcycle trip with them at least once every year since Don got his bike many years ago. He loves to plan the trips and we just go along and enjoy. This was our first non-bike trip and our first overseas trip with them and and it proved to be just as much fun as our bike trips always are.
Our cruise was to leave Rome on the 13th so we booked flights for the 8th and spent the first few days walking around Rome. What fun! It is not called the "Eternal City" for nothing! Everything is so old. It is mind boggling to realize that Romans have walked those same roads for more than 2000 years. Everywhere you walk there are pillars, foundations, arches and buildings, many of which were errected before Christ. The size, scope and sophistication of ancient Rome must be seen to be believed.
We visited all the sights;
- The famous Trevi Fountain where I threw in a coin to ensure another visit to Rome,
- the Pantheon with it's domed roof,
-the Vittorie Emmanuel Mounument where we took the elevator to the top for a panoramic view of the city. -we climbed the Spanish Steps,