Thursday, June 25, 2009
I am finally posting our last Europe post. Hopefully we can do this again, we all had a great time!
On to the Rome pics...
This was our view just around the corner from our hotel
Make a wish in this fountain and when it comes true, you have to return to Rome
The boys in front of the fountain
Later that night, the group all made wishes
The Ohlmer sisters waiting to get in to Vatican City
One of the many courtyards
you're not supposed to take pictures in the Sistine Chapel (which I didn't do...thanks though, Kyle!) but I'm glad a few ended up on my camera
A Swiss Guard
The window that is open is the Pope's window. He kicked us out the night before. We were looking around and his light was on. While we were there, the police came and ushered everyone off the grounds and when we looked up, his light had turned off. I guess when he's ready for bed, everyone has to leave! Not many people can say they've been kicked out by the Pope.
The middle window is where the Pope comes out and addresses everyone
Shea with a couple of priests
After we were done at The Vatican, we ventured on over to the Colosseum
Kyle inside the Colosseum
The Dubberstein boys
TJ and Me
Zach was very interested what the guide had to say
The place is massive. The people look so tiny!!
That was it, the next morning we got on a plane and came home. As happy as I was to see my boys, I still could have stayed and seen so much more! I hope we all get to go back soon.
Posted by A Perfect Pandemonium at 5:08 PM
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
We are all home now and trying to catch up on sleep. I know there are a lot of pictures left to post so I will try and post what I have and catch up...
On our drive to Pisa, Shea and Courtney held their breath through every.single.tunnel! And to let you know, there were A LOT of tunnels driving in Italy!
The place where he's actually buried
The biggest Church in Italy (St. Peter's is bigger but it's in Vatican City which is a country of it's own)
All of these statues are the original. The only statue that is not is The David because he was moved in to a museum. We went and saw it, but we were not allowed to take pictures
Our group in Florence
Posted by A Perfect Pandemonium at 3:21 PM
Sunday, June 21, 2009
Saturday, June 20, 2009
In order to get to Nice, we had to take an overnight train. We were lucky enough to know all the people in our "compartment" but it was still an experience...
The boys playing cards, waiting for our train
Getting ready to load the train
Our bunk, all six of us
(Me, TJ, Ryan, Gavin, Michelle, and Suzanne)
Getting off the train the next morning, not a happy bunch
We didn't really have any time to clean up from the train ride since our hotel rooms weren't ready but we started our day anyway. We might not have been very pretty, but the view from Monaco really was
Shea with our Italian bus driver
TJ and me with the Monaco view behind us
After Monaco, we went to the beach in Nice. They don't have sand in Nice, only stones on their beaches (they obviously don't think they need bikini tops either). Instead of burying me in sand, TJ decided to try burying me in rocks
The kids jumping in the French Riviera
and since we couldn't write our boys' name in the sand, we spelled them out in rock
We're off to Florence in the morning so let's hope the internet is better there...
Posted by A Perfect Pandemonium at 1:17 PM