Rome was so beautiful. Therefore this post will be mostly pictures (and lots of them) but I also have some stories to tell along the way.
Sirlei is such a good traveler!!! We lucked out being we love to travel so much. She had a 9 1/2 hour plane ride to Rome and fortunately for us she either slept in her own chair, sat up and played or ate. I'm being serious when I say she only cried once, and that was my fault, and she cried for maybe a minute. When we were exiting the plane everybody said they did not even realize a baby had been on the there. (don't mind that she is only in her diaper. The plane ride was pretty hot plus sirlei prefers being naked to being clothed. I hope she eventually grows out of that.) And now Rome.
Can you tell how hot it was in Rome?
Since it was so hot I dipped her toes in the Trevi Fountain.
I dipped her toes in about every fountain I saw, and in Rome there are fountains everywhere.
This was the start of a long and tiring climb. To get to the top of the cupola you had to climb 320 stairs!!! Steep stairs!! And once you start you can't change your mind the staircase is to small to turn around!
The stairs started like this. It seemed like they would never end. Then when you thought it was over they turned to this.
Finally on top of the Cupola. I know this picture of me is horrible but I packed Sirlie all the way to the top so I'm proud of it.
It was a long trip home:( As you can see both Sirlei and I were so tired. We fly stand by so we missed almost every flight (i feel lucky to be home right now and not stuck in an airport somewhere between here and Rome). Also at the Newark Airport our laptop was stolen!!! Right out of our carry on bag because the stupid airport made us gate check it and being busy with sirlei we didn't think to pull it out of the bag before they took it.
Rome was so amazing we didn't even get close to seeing everything we could have but what we did see blew me away. I leave you with a pic.