Sunday, September 30, 2012

Less walking Mark demanded.....ya right! Rome is  a must walk town.  The coble streets and history everywhere you turn.  Today's day beginning was much slower. Woke up sore!  We finally got our selves together after I cooked breakfast!   Couldn't use our bacony to eat like planned,  due to RAIN. Yes rain, it began at 2 AM. Thunder, wind, and lightning!  
We finally  dragged our selves to get coffee att Sant' Eustachio Cafe, recomended by Mari, my friend (thanks Mari). How ever they are a coffee houae that caters to locas! We had a bit of trouble  ordering and yes we ordered the wrong drink !  I guess we are not  pros yet.  After the coffee issue we grabbed the wrong bus to the collosium.  OOPs.  We finally arrived with a bit more walking than expected.  The challenge of this part of the story was that it was sunny, HUMMID! It felt like 200degrees! At the collusimum there were like a milllion people already!  The good thing is that we had bought the "Roma Pass" which allowed us to cut the long line and get in at no extra charge than our pass :). 
The Colusium was impressive! 

After taking tons of pics of the colusium, we went to get our caffee latte' that we know we like. While having our coffee and decideing to get lunch as well it started raining again. We walked over to the Piazza del Campidoglio that is soo impressive.

After a little shopping we decided to drop off our gifts and freshen up from a sweat and rain soaked day. After a shower and kicking our feet up we walked in the RAIN to the Trevi Foutain, grabed a light dinner and walked down the Spanish Steps.


We even managed to  shop a bit MORE.
Again we ended the day beyond exausted.  Tomorrow the driving adventure begins, Mark is looking foward to it but first we are going to walk over to the Castle St Angelo over by the Vatican. We are Roman Walking Foolios.. 

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Exploring Rome! What a stroll...

It's Maria writing today cuz Mark is a bit Tired :) . We began our day @ 8 am. A good idea because the streets were empty. As we left our apartment we turned the corner and to our amazement there was the Pantheon!

After that we Headed to Piazza Navona, where we picked up some coffee and pastries and sat to enjoy the sights. We then walked to "Campo de Fiori" where there was an open Market! Lots of great smells of fresh fruits, oils, pasta, ex..... The streets easily lead us to the "Ghetto" where there were ruins and a church. It was still only 10ish, so we crossed the Tevere River and went to Trastevere, a working class neighborhood . Great narrow cobble stone streets and more impressive Fountains and churches.
We worked our way up to the Vaticano museum. Wow what a walk! We arrived to the museum along with tons of other people! Walking to see Sistine Chapel Ceiling was challenging, there were so many people and I almost had a melt down. Mark quickly helped me settle down and we got through it! :) After that we were pooped but still headed to Saint Pietro, this was our last sight of the day.

We arrived exhausted to our apartment! But before grabbing a bus to head home, we stopped by a market to grab refreshments!!! And food for breakfast tomorrow to enjoy on our balcony.
Ok yes Mark is alive, he said I made him walk 20 miles today. He and I are now contemplating on where we will go for dinner. Must we go out and walk..... Don't know if our feet will respond......

Friday, September 28, 2012

We have arrived to our Italy Apartment!

We landed safely met a lady from NY named Paula and let her take our driver after we were dropped off.
We just got the tour of our apartment but the best shot will come tomorrow morning from our fourth floor patio.
Here are some pics for now.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

At Lindbergh Field

We are through Security, I was the lucky one selected to be scanned by those damn machines! But vacation offically begins now! Errrr well 24 hours from now; 10 hour flight to England one hour layover then a 2.5our flight to Rome, oh and that pesky 9 hour time difference. Talk to you guys Friday night Italy time!

Mobile App Test

Testing Mobile posting of text and photos.

Saturday, September 22, 2012

All Tix have been purchased for Italy

Well our Italy trip is fully funded, all tix have been purchased, all arrangements have been made and all hotels (except for two nights where we will be winging it) have been reserved. Now it's just down to the clock before we set off on a jet plane for a 12.5 hour flight from Diego to England then Rome.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Test 1.0

Going to try to figure out this Blogger site before our trip to Italy this year.