|ceiling of Vatican Museum|
Stobby is back from Rome. She and her husband took a four day trip to visit the mother-in-law and her friends. Rome is not a place you can do in just four days, especially when you’re lugging around 70 year olds. But they were up for the challenge and some of us did manage to visit the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, The Sistine Chapel and Vatican Museum, the Pantheon, the Trevi Fountain, the Borghese Gardens and the Spanish Steps. We lost some members along the way. It was feisty group that refused to use transportation even after it was clear I might have to scrap them off the sidewalk. And it’s funny how old you start to feel when you’re hanging out with people who are. There was a lot of repetition, fretting and bunion talk. No one wanted to hear about my running routine or watch me eat my third helping of cannoli. To stay relevant, I dazzled them with my twitchy eye and swollen knee.
And what a weekend to visit Roma. Two steps out of the train station and my husband and I were wheeling luggage through a throng of protesters. It was at the hotel where we saw the tear gas and riot squad on television. We spent that day in the Borghese Gardens where the Maratona Staffetta, a 10km race, was going on and a more exciting event, Rex Murphy, a quasi Canadian celebrity walked right by me!!