We’re back from a really long day in Italy – these genealogy cruises are hard work…but someone’s got to do it. :) I’ve just seen parts of the world I’ve only dreamed about.
Yesterday we visited Rome and toured the Coliseum, the Roman Forum, Vatican City, the Sistine Chapel, St. Peter’s Basilica, and St. Peter’s Square. What a beautiful city with such a rich history. The day ended with our traditional ice cream sundae.
Today we toured Pompeii. The entire city was buried when Mt. Vesuvius erupted in 68AD (plus or minus a few years – it’s not so easy reporting the “facts” without my Internet connection. On board, it costs 50 cents a minute). The city was very well preserved – we walked through homes, bakeries, gardens, shops, and streets - all built over 2,000 years ago. I wish I could trace my genealogy that far back.
Tomorrow is our second full day at sea while the ship travels to Croatia. We’ve got a great lineup of classes for our Legacy cruisers and a couple of surprises. Off to bed now. Oh – we ended our day, once again, with a delicious ice cream sundae. Here's some pictures (just one in Rome, my camera's batteries died. I bought post cards instead).
Rome - the Coliseum
Pompeii - this is the gymnasium's locker room: