S: Roma 2007
BC: I forgot the naked people in the background. | Fanta tastes so much better in Europe. | Water bottles make good pillows! Just don;t move, got it?! | Nothing beats sining AMerican Pie in the middle of the Trastevere in Rome. | I think we had just discussed moments..or something..? | Honest genuine smile right there, despite the heat and dehydration.
FC: Roma | 2007
1: Leaving Atlanta and arriving in Rome 11 hours later, by way of Amsterdam..
2: When in Rome, take lots of picture.s | The fontana di what's-it's-name. Our first stop in Rome. We were to tired to actually take note of it's historic name.e.
3: Our tinny tint apartment, for 5 people. 3 floors, 3 beds, 1 five foot tall bathroom with a door that did not latch, 1 foot washing baday toilet, and one small kitchen with no working stove top. | Only MTV was watched. By the end of the trip we were fluent in Avril Lavigne and Pink lyrics. The "Girlfriend" song became our theme song. | Santa Maria Trastevere
4: The Colosseum!!! The gladiators came armed with swords, we came armed with cameras. View from the Emperor's throne.
5: Inside the Colosseum with Thomas, Meghan, Charlotte, Jennifer, Kathleen, and Lucy. The arch of Constantine. "The Senate and the Roman People.:
6: When in Rome check out the Forum. "Take the picture already so we can get out of the sun!" "Very old building with very unreliable stairs."
7: San Paulo's Basilica
8: Via Apia Antica | The road to the catacombs. Where we ate prosciutto, fresh bread, , and really good cheese.
9: The Circus Maximus
10: Fontana di Trevi
11: Where wishes are made and gelato is savored.
13: The Vatican! Waiting for 2-3 hours for the Pope. Saw HATT Swiss guards. No one could escape without a crisp-sunburned exterior.
14: On the way to the top of St. Peter's Basilica. All smiles for Jennifer were forced because she was scared out of her mind!!
15: Hanging out the window taking pictures of the Vatican Garden.. THey were beyond elegant. | Eating gelato after our exploration of the Vatican museum. We saw the Rafael rooms, and the Sistine Chapel.
16: The morning that someone else got our wakeup call. So, we all went out wearing tank tops not realizing were were going to Assisi. | We were not allowed to enter the church so we had to go buy t-shirts. Aka: The American-Italian Girl's Soccer team.
17: We "walked" all the way to Bethlehem.. This is where Mr. Verlander got us lost looking for a hidden church. W also saw "real" Nuns!
18: Random Restaurant Photos: "tCan you find the random nude guy in the photo"
19: Visiting Ostia Antica where the ruins speak for themselves, tunnels ran under the market and where mosaics tell stories.
22: Our gelato shop! | We went there every night for a nightcap.