Rome Day 17 / Heading home

The taxi came by to get us early and we waved goodbye to Max & Lavinia who watched us pull away from their balcony. We went on our way to join the rest of the cattle moving through the Fiumicino airport en route to our home, the good old U S of A. Terry pointed out, as he often does, that traveling abroad is a fun adventure, but it also makes us realize how fortunate we are to live in the US.

This was truly the trip of a lifetime, so I was melancholy leaving the city. It is a beautiful city in its own way – from the warmth and friendliness of its people, to the majesty of its architecture, to the historical sagas portrayed in countless works of art. Equally enjoyable was the time that Terry and I spent together, just enjoying each other’s company and experiencing new things. We didn’t fight once, and we genuinely just enjoyed being with each other – it was thoroughly therapeutic.

We mostly slept on the flights home, and when we finally arrived at our house Justin had crashed on the couch, though Eric was still awake to welcome us home. Of course the dog was happy to see us, but things settled down well enough for us to get a good night’s sleep before returning to our regular routine the next day.

It was a wonderful trip – more wonderful that words could express – but it sure felt good to sleep in our bed again, back home at last.

Awesome photo galleries (not mine, but worth checking out):


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