Thankfully we arrived in Rome safe, but we had a miserable 10 hr flight from Chicago to Rome. When we boarded the captain announced that they were changing our flight path due to the volcano "burp", which would also increase our flight time about an hour. Things were not very much fun with the new plan, we figured there was at least 7+ hours of turbulence, anything from mild to mod to mod+. I kind of got sick at the beginning of the flight, but drank sprite and had other meds and got partially better, but still felt nauseated most of the flight. But poor Brian actually started puking as soon as we touched ground in Rome. He felt fine the whole trip, but the last 15 minutes were too much. A few other people had puked on the flight, also. (Brian will kill me for posting this, but thankfully he can laugh about it now). We maybe got an hour of sleep on the plane, so we are exhausted. I think that may have been the longest 10 hours of my life.
We hit the ground running today to not lose a day even though we wanted to nap all day. We ended up having an awesome day despite our flight! The weather was a little cloudy and drizzly when we first arrived, but the sun came out and it was perfect. The lady who owns our Bed & Breakfast is super sweet and has been very welcoming. She gave us some great suggestions for restaurants, and we ended up eating at a pizzeria she suggested, and it was amazing! The only problem was that we when we landed and got to our hotel and ready to eat, everything was closed until 7 pm, so we also starved today! We walked all over the city. We went to the Coliseum, Pantheon, Piazza Navona, and Trevi Fountain. It all still seems surreal. I'll try and post more tomorrow, but I'm exhausted. I've had maybe 5 hours of sleep in the past 2 days. Everything has been great so far. Thanks for all the prayers, I really did feel pretty good during the flight, even with 7 hours of turbulence.