Tuesday, March 7, 2006

Day 8 - Prego

Hello again! It's our last night in Rome... we just finished a delicious dinner at the same place we ate at two nights ago - althoght tonight we ordered 'a-la-carte' instead of getting pizza. :)

So before I get into the events of day, I'd like to share some of our recently-acquired-knowledge of the Italian language. It seems that the word "prego" has many uses... it can mean "ready" in the sense of "hey, wake up, your hotel room is ready." It can also mean "finished" as in when your server asks "are you finished with that?" (usually after Leslie has licked her plate clean). In addition to this, it can also mean "no problem" or "don't mention it" as when you say "grazie". But we're not done yet... it can also be used for things like "sit over here" or "right this way" when your server brings you to your table. Who knew!

Today was our 'Colosseum' day... and I have to say, I was utterly speechless from the sights we saw today. In a word, it was breathtaking. I can't enumerate all of the sights we hit today in our several-kilometre stroll between 10am and 6pm, but the Colosseum and surrounding buildings/ruins were definitely a high point amongst many, many amazing stops. It's one thing to see photos, but quite another to walk around the site and experience the grandeur of it first-hand. Leslie was kind enough to indulge in my photo-frenzy (I have nearly a Gigabyte of photos already, and we still have Siena and Florence ahead of us) and follow me around on endless whims of "hey, what's that up ahead?". :) Rome is a tough place to play tourist because the interesting attractions are literally a stone's throw away from each other... it's quite easy to go from one to the other, and eventually consult your map to find that you're a LONG way from home. :)

I know we've been been pretty faithful so far at updating the blog more or less once a day, but we leave for Siena tomorrow morning and I'm not sure how easy it will be to find an internet cafe there, so you may not hear from us until Florence (the day after).

Leslie would like me to point out that Frank (our wedding photographer) has once again updated his site and posted a couple more photos. Check it out at gilfenn.com.

Hope everyone is doing well!

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