Italy and Mediterranean Cruise
Today is cruise day! They picked up our bags at 7:30 this morning so it was an early start...even earlier since Isaac woke to tell me about his 50 dreams last night...man oh man...vivid dreams!
We headed out this morning to visit an old church owned by the Order of the Capuchin Monks...or rather the crypt. This crypt was decorated with thousands of artfully arranged monk's bones...including propped up dead monks amongst the designs, some still with skin. Even the chandeliers were made of human bone. Creepy and cool all in one.
From there we headed to the Trevi Fountain. Beautiful and crowded! I don't think in all my travels I have ever seen so many tourists as I have in Venice and Rome. From there we went to Piazza Navona...which is the square in front of the Roma museum. Statues and beauty everywhere.
We boarded the bus for the 90 minute ride to the ship...which is where we are now.
So far the holiday has been super busy. Tomorrow we are at sea all day so maybe we will relax a little. Although, the kids plan to do everything on the boat...basketball, mini golf and skating, for those with sensible feet. Sherry will likely enjoy a break from the navigation. She really is amazing...never gets lost...she is so dependable I don't even pay attention anymore. She must also be complemented for her skills in many languages. She often throws in a little French and Spanish with an Italian accent!!!! I especially like her accent and enthusiasm when she says thank you in Italian...ask me sometime and I'll imitate it for you...she loves it when I do that! (That is, if she hasn't thrown me overboard).
Anyway...I will email again when I can. I am sure there is a lot more fun ahead (besides, these emails are my trip diaries). Isaac says Italy is amazing and he still can't believe he is here "cause he just never believed he would get here". Whatever...he's my kid and has the travel bug for sure.
Love, Isaac and da mama