Thursday, February 19, 2009

Isn't it Rome-mantic?


Yeah, so I was in Rome for Valentine's Day. Most romantic place on earth right? Well in grand Mel Heth fashion, I came down with a stomach issue that evening (I'm blaming the yogurt and berry gelato I ate before dinner) that forced me to make Mr. W put on his headphones with very loud music while I spent some time in the bathroom. Totally exactly how I thought my ├╝ber romantic V-Day would go down in sexy, beautiful Rome.

The picture above is Trevi Fountain which was completely incredible. I felt like a very bad, stupid American when I caught myself thinking "Huh, it looks like something you'd see in Vegas."


This was the very cute courtyard outside the apartment where we stayed. We actually found a postcard (with kittens in the picture...smooshy!) with this very courtyard in it. I guess it's kinda famous. It was very charming and in a great location—just minutes from the Pantheon.



Oh hi. That's me. Hanging out. At the freaking Coliseum. Where gladiators used to fight lions and stuff. Thousands of years ago. No big.



Here's part of the Forum, which was extremely impressive. Aquaducts and drainage systems? Seriously. Crazy smart Romans.

I'm still not quite ready to be a fully-functioning blogger and member of society. Hopefully I'll be ready to join the masses again in the next couple of weeks.

11 comments:

Sizzle said...

It looks so cool. I have some travel lust right now.

Mandy's Kidding said...

It looks like the backdrops have been painted.

L said...

Holy heck! I'd have a hard time getting back to "real life" too!

Semicharmed said...

That first picture is unbeleivable! Oh and Valentines day on the john? I've so been there friend! You are not alone!

geekhiker said...

Hey, no rush, the internez will be waiting for your gallant return whenever you feel...

Lara Watkins said...

Awesome! Oh, and totally classic that you got 'sick' on V-day :)

The Coconut Diaries said...

I will be so jealous if you tell me that you saw Maximus, Juba, and Hagen walking around the Coliseum. That is my dream come true!

You may have to imdb it.

Dingo said...

Gorgeous pictures!

Did you toss pennies into Trevi Fountain or were you too busy tossing your cookies?

Mermanda said...

Glad you're having a fabulous time. Tummy issues would certainly follow me around the globe too.

Wow, that was awkward said...

Hey - are you back? Great pics and stories. Take your time rejoining society. It missed you more than you will ever miss it.

Alysha said...

I love it! I was watching Roman Holiday for the first time this weekend and enjoying looking at all those places and being amazed that I had been there before. I feel the same way looking at your pictures. Sorry about the stomach issue but so glad you were in Rome! I love the city!