You guys! Stop worrying about my financial situation! I know you can’t sleep at night! It’s ALL GOOD.
On Wednesday before I left, I held my bank up at gunpoint for 60 Euros. That has surprisingly lasted me a few days, particularly since Alayna and I have a system where I pay for dinner on my credit card and she gives me Euros for her share. Thank God our economy is awful and everything in Italy is costing me a fortune! THANK YOU AMERICA!
I decided to go with one pair of flip flops, one pair of flats and my New Balance euro-trash sneakers. I AM VERY GRATEFUL FOR THE SUGGESTIONS because 1) Laurie was right, once I got to Italy, I just stood around drooling and blinking and being all ITALYYYYYY and immediately forgot what was on my feet but B) Andrea was correct that I might want to invest in some sturdy shoes since yesterday, I played tennis with the pope, walked up to the Borghese Gallery which, if you didn’t know, is FAR AWAY FROM EVERYTHING and then saw both the Spanish Steps and the Trevi Fountain. They were what you would expect. The steps were Spanish. The fountain had water.
THEY WERE THE MOST AMAZING THINGS I’VE EVER SEEN!
Just so you know you guys, Rome wasn’t built in a day.
I know! I thought that saying was a load of crap too! But it’s not! I figure that it took at least three days, maybe four considering the detail of the aqueducts.
It is surprisingly easy to eat vegan in Italy. WHO KNEW?
Though I did eat some ravioli last night with the help of some Lactaid and can I tell you HOW MUCH I MISSED RAVIOLI?!
Okay, y’alls. I’m onto see some ancient ruins today because Rome is, like, old and stuff. And every man here is beautiful. And no one has pinched my butt. And I’m kind of disappointed.
Tonight, it is onto Florence where apparently, there are many works of art and more pasta and more pizza which is fine ‘cuz someone asked me if I was sick of it yet and I looked at them like they were INSANE and then I cut them with my nail file because HOW CAN YOU EVER BE SICK OF THE PIZZA AND PASTA HERE?!!!!!
Alayna is going to have to roll me on the plane.
Please show a good movie on the way home. I don’t appreciate having the option between 27 Dresses and P.S. I Love You with Hilary Swank.