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The Missus and I Crossed the Tiber -- In a Tour Bus and It Was Raining

Micki and I finally made it to our last destination--Rome.  This was after two days of walking ourselves sore in Florence.

My disdain for Roman theology only grew after seeing paintings of Saint Francis supposedly receiving the stigmata, as well as the "Assumption of Mary" in the famous Uffizzi gallery in Florence.  Quite a place--despite the papal influence scattered throughout--and well worth being sore and leg weary the next day.

We have had great weather our entire trip--until today.  Rained hard all day.  But we donned our hats and jackets, grabbed our umbrellas, and went for it.  We spent five hours in Rome--about a tenth of what is necessary.  I know many of you have been to Rome, but this was my first trip, and it was under very adverse conditions.  Wow-there are not words.

To stay dry, we spent much of our time in the Capitoline Museum.  I had no idea Constantine had such a big head!

It was pouring as we made it to the Forum, and we had to turn back to catch our return bus.  Never did made it to the Colosseum or Titus' Arch, but I did get a picture of both from a distance.  Here's Titus' Arch.

Oh well, we'll just have to come back some day, Lord willing!

Finally, if anyone needs papal/priestly accoutrements, we found just the place--"The Mitre Store."

Reader Comments (8)

Be careful of the pickpockets/gypsies. We got hit big time when we were in Rome.
October 1, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterRichard
Rome is an amazing place. In spite of the obvious theological friction, Judy & I were awestruck by the beauty of the city.
October 1, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterBrian Davilla
As you've often said, Pastor Kim . . ."Never underestimate the attraction of Rome."

Safe journey to you and Mic!!

: )
October 2, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterRobin

I was very careful in Rome--our friends in Milan warned us in light of the fact that several pastors who had visited lost wallets, cash, and credit cards. Maybe the rain kept them all away. I came home with everything I brought which I didn't spend.

October 3, 2015 | Registered CommenterKim Riddlebarger
Making any predictions for Tuesday night? I understand CC has a drinking problem! The Yankees may need to drink to keep up with Keuchel.
October 5, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterRichard

The hottest team usually goes deepest in the playoffs. The Yankees have been awful of late. Even if they beat Houston, I don't think they'll go farther.

CC did the right thing, and the Yanks handled it well. But this is another lesson as to why long contracts (especially for pitchers) are a terrible idea.
October 5, 2015 | Registered CommenterKim Riddlebarger
The Mitre Store looks mighty tempting. I never was much of a Cardinals' fan, though.
October 5, 2015 | Unregistered Commentershirohniichan
Is the Mitre Store like the .99 Store$?
October 8, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterHb

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