Posted by: OffToExplore | February 27, 2012

When in Rome

I am writing this as the rest of my family sleeps in a hotel in Rome. The walls, carpet, and all horizontal surfaces are covered in red and gold tapestry, the lines and swirls all running together.

Yesterday we wandered the forum and strolled along the colosseum, just taking in all the history, while B yelled, “Too the ruins! Andiamo! (Let’s go!)” As we clambered around the ruins of the forum, definitely not stroller friendly for those who are curious, the sounds of a brass band wafted over us. We all burst out laughing as they began to play “My Way,” “New York, New York,” and other such Italian standards. Of course, B didn’t get the joke, but she did love the music.

In another bolt of the surreal, B made a new friend — Ryan’s 2nd cousin Bridget, who just happens to be visiting Rome this week as well! We had a great time catching up with her, as we hadn’t seen her in years!

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