Friday, July 24, 2009

Italy Finale... Rome, Pisa, and Geneva


The last part of our trip we were in Rome for 3 days and enjoyed as much as we could of Rome in such a short time. While we were there we talked with several people who were seeing Rome in 2 weeks or so, so needless to say we feel like one day we could go back and experience much more. We went to all the big tourist places like the Colosseum and the Vatican. We were thankful we didn't have to stand in too many lines. Stephen's favorite part was the Vatican and the Sistine Chapel and for me it was St. Peter's Basilica or the Colosseum. We did a walking tour from a map that our hotel gave us the last day we were there. It was great because we were able to see several different sites like the Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain, the Pantheon, and Piazza Navona.

One artist from the street in front of Piazza Navona and his art work.

Climbing the Spanish Steps

The Trevi Fountain

View of the Ancient City of Rome from the Forum

The front of the Vatican Museum where we also went in the Sistine Chapel

View from St. Peter's Basilica

Our last night in Rome enjoying real Italian food!

From Rome, we drove up the western coast of Italy (all day!!) but took our lunch break in Pisa so we could see the leaning tower. It was really cool and most definitely leaned!

When we finally arrived in Geneva (after 12 hours of driving!) we had to enjoy being outside! Geneva is a beautiful city and one I know I could enjoy for more than a night. The water was beautiful and has a huge fountain in the middle of the lake with an amazing breeze coming off of the water. We had hotdogs at a little vender by the lake and soaked in the cool weather before we came back to the sandbox! We crawled in the grass and played before it got dark. It was an amazing trip and we are so thankful for every part of it! We can't believe Sadie Mac has now been to 9 countries and she is not even one! She did a great job and was a great traveler! We had an amazing family vacation... thanks for enjoying the pics with us.

I'm now waiting for Sadie's picture to appear on a Foreign Billboard

Family pic in front of the Geneva Fountain

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