In the Borghese Gardens (What a treat to experience some nature! We weren’t planning on that!)
22 December 2013
Ciao! Ryan and I both agree that Italy has exceeded our expectations. This place is amazing. We walk everywhere and it’s proving to be just perfect. The best museum in Rome really is the city itself – every street it just breathtaking. There is so much to take in. Ryan rented a little apartment off VBRO and it’s been perfect for us. We have a kitchen, washer and dryer, a nice pullout bed for the boys, a crib for Royal and a good master bedroom/bath. It’s just right. I definitely prefer this sort of arrangement over being in a small room in a hotel. We are a short walk from Trevi Fountain so we have access to pretty much everywhere we want to go. Our days have been packed. We told ourselves we wouldn’t push to do too much in one day with the kids but they’ve been so good and once you’re out it’s easy to just ‘stay out!’ When we feel like we need a pick me up we’ll just grab some pizza, a panini, or gelato. (Maybe it’s that we are so used to things being expensive in Dubai but the price of food hasn’t been bad so far) The fresh gelato really is something amazing. It’s heaven. There is a place we pass every night and they give you a lot for 2 euros. Finn has declared that he wants his ‘own’ now. Anyways, we are having a great time. It’s nice when you plan these things and they turn out to be fun for everyone. I have (of course) lots of pictures. I have spent a lot of time getting them uploaded – so hopefully I can drop what I have in here for you to see. I am leaving so many fun ones out (like many of the sites we’ve seen!), but there is just too much! I’ll scale down better tomorrow.
Old habits die hard- the boys when they are outside in Dubai immediately request their sunglasses. So, it was no surprise when the sun came out the boys wanted their sunglasses. Jude’s glasses finally suffered a casualty. We’ll have to put new lenses in his! haha!
The boys and I laughed so hard today! So many funny moments. We might do a day trip to either Florence, Venice, or Naples. We still have Vatican city to see here as well as our official trip to the Colosseum. We have a great internet connection here, so if any of you want to skype shoot us an e-mail! Love you, Happy Holidays!