30 November 2008

arriviamo a roma!

how sweet it is...after sleeping almost the *entire* flight & waking to a sunrise over the french alps...landing at fiumicino to a rainbow (no photo ops for that one...all baggage in the overhead bin & seatbelt securely fastened, you know!), we are settled into the bel paese...happily enjoying that first cappuccino!...ambling around those familiar places we love...attending the first vespers of Advent with Pope Benedict at the Vatican...& capping the evening at a lovely dinner at la pace del palato with some dear friends...today we are in exploration mode until Mass for the first Sunday of Advent with Cardinal Hoyos & dinner with jp & friends.

12 comments:

Catvibe said...

It sounds like a wonderful trip, have fun! Wish I was there!! :-)

Renae said...

Wow! Glad you arrived safely. Have a blessed trip - I can't wait to hear more!

SabineM said...

Wow amazing ShotS! Cannot believe you are in Italia again!
WOW and a shot of JP! HOw did you manage that?

Dory said...

Oh my goodness.... your photos take my breathe away. Love love love them. Have a fabulous time and I am overjoyed that I will get live beautiful moments vicariously through you. :o)

Annie said...

Dear Deb, What a stirring beginning to Advent you have had. How long will you be travelling this time around?

JPSonnen said...

Deb, ur photos are the most artistic! Ben tornata!

luckyblueeyedgirl said...

Wish I were "arriviamo a roma!" too. So, how many times to San Crispino's so far? I knoooow you've been there... I'd like a small grapefruit & chocolate... opps, just a little daydreaming.

Why do I feel oddly homesick? Wishing you and LM love and laughter as you roam around Roma!

Karen Cole said...

Oh yes, I'm drooling at that, one of my favorite morning views, out the window of that big bird in the sky, over the alps, about an hour out of landing someplace that I love.

You and I have to coordinate.

Ciao for now.

Beckie said...

How absolutely wonderful!

erynchandler said...

i'm a little jealous!!!

your photos are gorgeous! i love the reflections in the water :-)

Laura McIntyre said...

It looks like a wonderful trip, you are making everyone jealous.

qualcosa di bello said...

cat...it was & we did!!

renae...it was a truly blessed journey!

sabine...it is hard to keep me away! one of our friends is a cardinal's bodyguard & they have some connections.

dory...i am so glad you are enjoying...it is a joy to share!

annie...that it is!!!! beyond my wildest imaginings...

jp...you are the perfect host!! hugs to you & chris...

blueeyed G/F...we kept saying mrs. T should be here...over & over & over...jp & chris missed you too! (i'm sorry but i lost gelato count,...)

karen...yes we do!!!! when are you going again?

beckie...i'm glad you enjoyed!

eryn...i was totally captivated by those reflections between rains...

laura...it was so wonderful...i wish i could bring y'all along