I can't believe we are actually here! It seems like just yesterday that we were planning this trip. But we're here and it's fantastic. So, first step of action was to find our hotel. We spent hours scouting Trip Advisor for an affordable, nice hotel. So, we ended up with Hotel Domus Praetoria. Now getting there took a bit more time. 30 minute train ride, plus a bit of walking. And there may have been a wrong turn, or two, thrown in. But, we finally found it. And it's really nice! I was so worried that we were going to end up in a janky-looking hotel. So, while we waited for our room to get cleaned we walked around for a bit and grabbed some pizza. Then headed back to the hotel for a little nap.
The Vatican was next. Our favorite two spots being the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica. We actually sat in the Sistine chapel for nearly an hour while learning about how it was all created on our handy iPhone app. Which if you ever plan on sightseeing while overseas invest in a couple tour apps! It was so nice being able to have the experience of any guided tour you would get there, all in the palm of your hand.
Then we had our celebratory anniversary dinner. Which consisted of: Bruschette Miste (Bruschetta), Risotto alla cream di scampi (Spiny Lobster Risotto), Tagliolini al limone (Tagliatelle in Lemon Sauce), and Tiramisu! It was fantastic, minus the slow service. Alright, I'm falling asleep, so more pics to come soon and hopefully I can still blog from the cruise! Ciao!!
Jason kicked our anniversary celebration off much earlier than I anticipated. I had been working non-stop trying to get all my work done before we left for our trip to Europe, so he came home on Wednesday night and made me a delicious dinner of sushi. After dinner, he said he had a little something to give me. After making me close my eyes, he walked up with a little jewelry bag, and in the little bag was a little box. And to my surprise, it was a pair of diamond earrings! Totally blew me away! We'd agreed to not do gifts since we were spending so much on the trip. Yet, he still went out of his way to surprise me with such a beautiful and thoughtful gift.