So we spent a few days in Rome. One of the coolest things about this trip was that we were given time to wander around the cities we were in on our own. After spending so much time going on school trips where the most "wandering" we go to do was inside of a museum or zoo, getting to explore cities in foreign countries was a freeing experience. We were sent out on our own to find lunch see sights we would never have found otherwise. Not to say that there weren't a lot of organized activities becuase we were kept plenty busy.
Cupid and Psyche" and the Norwegian fairy tale "East of the sun and west of the moon". There are a number of fairy tales that appear throughout cultures but I'm always amazed to see the universality presented in such a way.
So we went to a lot of museums that I don't remember the names of. These next few pictures are from one of those. I'm just going to post what pictures I have and let you go "ohh" and "ahh".
So we didn't all have to leave the museum at the same time. My friend Grace and I went back to the hotel on our own after some other people had left. We then got pretty lost. And had to pee. We finally found a restaurant that let us use their bathroom, and turned out to be near the hotel.
So one fun little anecdote before I sign off for today. At dinner that night Greg initiated Grace into the Pen Fifteen club. He wrote it in huge letters on her arm. With a sharpie. Instead of a ball point pen. Because he genuinely thought sharpies washed off and ball point pens didn't. Did I mention this was the night before we went to the Vatican? Luckily Grace was able to wash it off with a lot of scrubbing.