|Inside the Colosseum|
You had to be in good shape to walk the steps of the Colosseum. Not only are there a lot of them but the steps are very big. Almost a step and half for each step. Have to be honest and say my knees struggled a little today. It wasn't the going up so much but the coming down. We stopped off at the gift shop on the way out and Pam picked up a few gifts.
Outside we checked on horse buggy rides but at 150 Euros, we decided to pass. Instead we walked across these large stepping stones and worked our way up the hill so we could take some additional photos. I'm sure you will notice in the Colosseum photo folder there are a few photos.
We of course had to go up the steps after walking around at the bottom for a bit. At the top Sara and Aaron went the extra few steps to the very top. From there we headed back to the bus, made a stop at a gift shop and yours truly had to do some bargaining. What was marked 41 Euro's cost me 25. Sure there were better deals but the guy was fun to deal with. From there onto the bus where we found ourselves stuck for what they said was a 15 minute break that turned into 30. I think a couple of them were Christmas shopping. Got back to our stop and decided to explore. Found a clothing store where we did a little shopping and got me another hat. From there we just walked a bit and found ourselves back to the room. Well I stayed in the room, the other three went to get Gelato. We did check with the near by eating establishments and they are all open Christmas Day. So, we plan on walking and exploring Christmas Day. Hope everyone has a safe and fun Christmas Eve. According to Aaron we have walked over 13 miles the past two days. Then again the food we are eating I think equals out all the exercise. Believe it or not we still have supper ahead. For those who haven't seen my Facebook - I tend to post food when I make road trips. That's why your seeing so many food photos.
Last item for today - I'm trying to upload photos to various Google Drive folders. But the uploading is slow. I have a ton more photos to add and may not get them done until we return to the states the way things are going. I also have videos but no way will I try to upload them now.