Short Break

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I’ll be largely absent these next two weeks, as I have traveled back to the States to visit family. In an effort to soak up all of the sweetness that parents and siblings and nieces can hold, I won’t be posting on my normal schedule. But I do hope to pop in at some point in between!

Rome By Photo Part I

Last weekend Trent had a rare two days off practice, so we took the opportunity to spend Saturday and Sunday in Rome. We stayed at the De La Ville Roma Hotel, which was right near the Spanish Steps. We got a great deal from Priceline and we were very happy with it! The first night we walked from Campo de Fiori to the Pantheon to the Trevi Fountain and back to the Spanish Steps. It was a route we had mapped out using our Rick Steves Italy book for 2015. He has the best advice, and I always suggest his guides, maps and books to friends who are traveling through Europe. For Rome, he also has Rick Steves Rome 2015 or Rick Steves Pocket Rome. On Sunday, we went to mass at St. Peter’s Basilica and then made the hike to the top of the dome. The views from there are incredible, both inside of the basilica and outside overlooking Rome…more on that in my second post on Rome! We finished with another walk suggested by Rick Steves. We started at the Colosseum and walked our way up Via del Corso to the Spanish Steps. It was a short visit, but sweet nonetheless.

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