October 30, 2009


How amazing is Rome? Um, pretty amazing. I promise. So many things and so little time. But I think we were able to squeeze in all the FUN!
The Roman Forum was FANTASTIC! Were talkin 2,000 years old here. Original pillars still stand today and we walked on the same stones that Julius Cesar walked on. We stood where he lived and is buried now.
Julius himself would walk from the forum directly across this street to....


In which we were amazed. The Colosseum is unbelievable.
We couldn't get enough of this place (hence the pictures), we loved learning the history of it.
I mean, we have stadiums today because of this place!! So cool.

...and we did learned that where you go in the day you MUST go back at night....

...so we did...
and loved it just as much.

There are churches EVERYWHERE in Rome. If we saw a church somewhere we walked in. And were so glad we did because we would of missed out on things like this:

Though this blue ceiling is breath taking, our favorite church was St. Peters Basilica in
Vatican City.
(St. Peters Dome)

After a nice day in Vatican City we ended it at The Pantheon.

As the sun was setting and the Pantheon was closing we walked out the doors and captured what is now our favorite plaza. This plaza is what I think of when I think about "ROME". All you could see was colorful buildings with colorful shutters, and charming cafes filling up for dinner, you could hear the water fountain splashing, and the little Italian band playing fun music. This is where I fell in love with the city.

This is the place that I imagined Rome to be; romantic.

BUT, no matter where we went in Rome I knew I was safe with my Paramedic.

...say goodbye to our clothes because this is the last stop we were able to wear them...
stay tuned...

Off to Florence.

October 21, 2009


We got in kinda late so we went to a cafe for some dinner....
The following day was my FAVORITE DAY!!!!
We didn't know where we wanted to go or what we wanted to see
so, we walked down this charming street!

and found vendors selling all kinds of stuff

and ate the three things Brussels is famous for:


...which are nothing like our waffles...
(you eat them with your hands like pizza, they were AMAZING)

3.) Chocolate

mouth watering I tell ya.

All three things were DELICIOUS!!!!!!!
we seriously grazed through the day on these staples.

With bellies full of all healthy foods we stumbled upon the main plaza that...
surrounded us completely by these Gothic style buildings.

The plaza was busy with music and people

celebrating the annual festival.

We aren't quite sure what the festival was for but it was fun to hear the different music and see the different parades that marched by.

One word to describe our day:

We absolutely LOVED LOVED LOVED our day. We kept expressing our love for Brussels throughout. We would love to go back but how can you beat that experience? It seriously was untoppable. So we will just have to reflect on the memory.
Now were off to ROME!

October 9, 2009


Each morning was started off with a pastry from the oldest bakery in Paris.
Then we would walk and walk and stop to admire all the amazing architecture!

Arc de' Triomphe being my favorite...

...and the Louvre being Romneys favorite!

Not only was the architecture amazing but also the simple things- like the street lights.

Small day trips were taken. Oh Versailles! Take me back!!

Bells were heard from Norte Dame everyday...

...and night

The Eiffel Tower was beautiful...

and we couldnt get enough of it!

All good things must come to an end....
well not to a complete end...
just Paris...

we are off to Brussels, Belgium on a speed train.
see you in a couple of days.