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Day #3: Rome

Today’s highlights included two sights: the Vatican Museum (where we’ve been previously) and Castel Sant’Angelo (a new destination for us). The Vatican Museum’s collection was spectacular as usual, but it was remarkably crowded (always a buzz kill), especially on the march to the Sistine Chapel (which I’ve always felt is a bit over-rated anyway, if […]

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Day #2: Rome

We arrived on Sunday to intermittent, light rain. Transit through the airport, getting our luggage, and finding our driver were all reasonably efficient, as was checking into our hotel (Le Meridian Visconti Rome). Since we’d all slept to varying degrees on the flight but still landed in the wee hours of the morning at home, […]

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Day #17: Rome & Home…

Our flight out of Rome was uneventful. This was our first time on Alitalia. Our coach seats were kind of cramped for space and the food was sub-par… you’d think an Italian airline could produce a credible pasta dish in coach (Delta does!). But, I digress. We arrived in Miami around 5pm, and I drove […]

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Day #16, Rome & Fiumicino, Italy

Had the rental car worked out, we’d planned to stay return to Rome this evening, return the car, and stay at a (pre-paid) Courtyard by the airport. Clearly, this move wasn’t needed any longer; indeed, it presented an unneeded logistical challenge. But, not changing hotels wasn’t an option, even if it wasted some of our […]

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Day #15: Rome, Italy

Whereas the past 24 hours seemed to be us narrowly escaping disaster at very turn, today was one of those perfect days. Such are the ups and downs of travel… and life. Fortunately, Emerson woke up feeling fine and without an further symptoms. We grabbed a quick breakfast of Scottish food (pancakes at McDonalds) for […]

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