Today was a planned day of rest. There have been times, when we’ve been overcome with all there is to see and girded with enthusiasm that we thought we would be the tourists right through our planned rest day – but we needed rest! So we pulled up today and stayed put.
We slept in (for those of us who like to sleep in), we had a long breakfast (some of us who were up early actually had two breakfasts), we talked, read, watched the one and only English speaking TV channel!
Then we walked up around the corner to find somewhere for lunch. We had thought our motel was a bit out of the way but in looking for a Laundromat we went left instead of right and found we weren’t that far away from things afterall!! Just around the corner are the Golden Arches. Thinking we were giving our kids a treat we went there for lunch – as it turns out we are all over McDonalds (except for breakfast, chips, and sundaes).
We then walked up a bit further and found the Laundromat. So with hand movements and smiles we managed to communicate to the Italian speaking woman running the Laundromat what help we needed. While Jess and I waited we chatted over her up and coming birthday (18yo) and books we were reading. Pete laid out on the floor and took a nap – the others walked home (though they tell us they jogged most of the way – so much for rest!!)
We picked up dinner on the way home – a bag full of fruit!! A feast.
We were going to go for a swim but the pool was full of people (go figure!!) so we found a few tables in some shade and played board games till late. The sun doesn’t go down till 9.00ish so it throws out our body clocks a little.
It was a great day and one our bodies and minds really needed – now we are ready to see the next amazing thing in Rome….