|Sara & Pam with new Friends|
Ok, we left a little before 10 a.m., it's now 7.6 miles later and 3:45 pm. For those who know about my knees the shots are NOT WORKING! We left the apartment and headed for the Vatican on foot. We discussed spending 80.00 Euro's but decided to save the money and walk. Before I go any further with the days events I need to correct a mistake I've been making since arriving in Germany. For those of you who been to Europe you may have caught it. For others, they don't write Euro's with decimal points. They use a comma. So we saved 40,00 Euro today by walking.
While I'm correcting things let's call Rome what the Italians call it, Roma. Many of the signs, t-shirts, sweat shirts, etc. have Roma on them. So, walking the streets of Roma is very interesting. There are no real street signs. Roads do not go north or south, east or west. They go all directions. The major streets are 4 lane with space for cars to park on the side. But there doesn't seem to be that many major streets. Most streets we walked are very narrow. In some cases one car and you have to walk up against the wall to avoid it. Other streets have room for one car to park on a side and a second car to squeeze by.
|Pope Upper Top Right|
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|Gelato Store of 150 Favors|
|Daily Gelato Intake|
|One of many hills|
Notice the street lined in stone
They say Roma is built on 7 hills. It felt like we found all 7 today. Up hills and usually take a turn and up even more. Then there is the down hill climb. There are cross walks and we've learned to just step out into the road to force traffic to stop. Otherwise, they just keep on coming.
|Sara & Aaron|
CLICK Here for day's photos. You should be able to tell that I was walking more then taking photos today.
|Raviolo De Marco|