Okay guys, I’m alive!! After 19 hours of travel, one over-priced cab, and about 17 flights of stairs, I am at St. John’s campus in Rome!
It is absolutely beautiful here! Everywhere I turn there is a monument or a fountain or some ancient ruins more beautiful than the last. My liturgical art and architecture class today comprised of going to the church where the bones of St. Phillip and St. James are buried, and having a lecture inside the church. So needless to say, classes here are going to be enjoyable.
I have yet to find a meal or a foreign food that I haven’t loved, and the portions here are a lot more modest than in the US, so you don’t feel bad eating appetizers, two main courses, and dessert! And of course gelato and wine…
So far the Italian lifestyle suits me, let’s see how long the waistbands on my pants agree. 🙂
That’s all for now, you guys take care, and hold down the fort while I’m gone!