During our trip to Europe, we left the beauty of Switzerland and spent 3 days in the city of Rome. The flight to Rome was without a doubt the most beautiful that I had ever been on. The Alps rising up through the clouds was breath-taking…almost too much to take in.
In many ways Rome was not what I expected, there were parts of the city that were very much, well, a city. I’m not sure if actually somewhere in my brain I expected to see men walking around in togas, but for some reason it was more modern than I anticipated. And then right around the corner from a strip of hotels, would be an ancient ruin that dated back to the time of Jesus. Amazing.
Mary and I took rope to tie all the children together while walking around the streets of the city. I’m not sure what logic (if any at all) got us to the point of thinking tying 7 children together in a line with rope was going to be beneficial; but as it turned out, we didn’t need the rope. Nor did we ever have to fight off kidnappers. My Caroline did get sick with a terrible fever on day 2. We found a pharmacy, prayed that what we were giving her was acetaminophen, and pushed through. It was a great trip. Mary did a great job documenting it with this video. We sang this song the whole time we were there (our children were annoyed by it) they just don’t get the B-52′s the way their mothers do). Poor kids.