Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Rome, Part 2

Rome, we meet again...
Okay, so maybe this may sound a little weird to some of you but I'm going to say it anyways- finishing up these posts about our trip is making me a little emotional. No, not like crying emotional. More like, "that was the most amazing week of my life how was it already two months ago...why is it over?!" If you've been to Europe I know you understand what I'm saying, or at least trying to say. (Good thing I took over 500 pictures while we were there...)

On our last few days in Rome we drank an abundance of espresso (what jet lag??), ate gelato with just about every meal and finished up our sight seeing. We did the Pantheon, the Colosseum and the Roman Forum, and let me just say, they are even more incredible in person. I'm talking mind blowing architecture, with so much history I couldn't believe we were actually there. Hands down the Colosseum was both Hunter and I's favorite, we spent a few hours at each and by the end of the day we were dead tired.

After dinner we got news that the new Pope was elected!! Hunter and I got on the metro and headed straight the St. Peter's Square. Sure enough- white smoke, parades and mobs of people everywhere! Such an incredible part of history and to be honest, I can't believe we were there to see it all happen. 

Side note: I was body slammed by two Nuns on the metro. Hunt thought I was kidding until we got back to our hotel and I showed him the bruises... oh the memories.

At the Pantheon 

 Standing outside the Pantheon

Walking through the Roman Forum, how cute is he?? 

 Our last dinner before heading to St. Peter's Square

Rome, you were good to us. 

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Rome, part 1

Truthfully I'm not sure where to begin with this amazing city. Okay fine, let's start with the fact that it was the most incredible place I've ever been and if we would have gotten our passports stolen and had to stay there forever I would  have cried rivers of happiness- think I'm exaggerating? Well, I'm not. Not even a little bit. 

The people were so friendly, the food was to die for and any place where wine is cheaper than water is alright in my book- ya feel me? There were times Hunter and I were walking around hand-in-hand and I had to stop and take in everything around us. Our entire trip felt like a dream, but Rome was too good to be true. Besides getting hailed on. Twice. 

Spanish steps

Top of the Spanish Steps

The view from the top: fan-freaking-tastic 

Our rental car. Just kidding, we wandered around lost every where on foot.  

The Trevi Fountain... and no we were dumb dumbs and didn't toss any coins in, ok? 

Bruschetta platter: I'll have one of each today...for breakfast. 

There's the hail, in all it's glory.

This pizza speaks for itself, and it's saying eat me... all of me 

I could honestly talk about Italy all day and I have, numerous times since we've been back but for your sake I'll keep it short. No better place to be lost, wandering around with no idea where your going, in the pouring rain, 30 degree weather, spontaneous hail, sharing a single person umbrella with your 6'2 boyfriend. Still makes me laugh thinking about it. I wouldn't have changed a single thing. Actually, I take that back- I would have bought my own umbrella. It's okay, I still love you Hunt.

Until tomorrow-

Monday, May 13, 2013

Paris, Part 2

Confession- I've been bad at blogging. I'm talking really, really bad. This little thing called life just seemed to creep its way in and apparently I had to deal with it. Well, moral of the story is I finished my second semester of grad school after studying about 8 hours a day for 9 days straight and enjoyed every second of the WHOLE week of summer off I had.

Hunter graduates in a month and then is moving to Tampa and I seriously could not be any more excited- 6 more l-o-n-g weeks, people! Praying they fly by. Anyways, this summer my work load should be a lot less than it has been and I won't lie to ya, I missed my little internet outlet sooooo- I'm back. And yup, I'm just going to pick up right where I left off.

drum roll, please..... Paris, Part 2.

Love lock bridge 
Throwing our keys in! 

The one picture I got before I got screamed at and chased away... whoooops

Oh, I forgot to mention that Hunter and I put our lock on the knock off bridge. Yup, one bridge too early. I'm not sure if either of us have even laughed harder than when we saw the real one. baha 

Notre Dame was absolutely beautiful. Gypsies and all.
View from our hotel room. I didn't hate it. 

Our last night in Paris. 
Get in my belly.

Can't wait to share our Rome pictures, I could have spent the rest of my life in Italy... I'll be back, mark my words.

Until next time,