Saturday, June 2, 2012

Final Days

Our last day in Rome began with our last two presentations by six of the students, first at the Trevi Fountain and then on to the Spanish Steps.  Everyone did an outstanding job during the entire trip with their groups and insight into the different landmarks scattered around Italy.

Around 11:00 a.m. we were finished with all our group activities and disembarked for our final time in Rome enjoying last minute shopping, sight-seeing, eating and simply taking pleasure in our final hours on our long-awaited, but greatly enjoyed journey around Italy.

Our curfew is at 11:00 p.m. for a bus at 3:30 a.m. to take us to Leonardo da Vinci airport.

Friday, June 1, 2012

We all boarded the bus in Rome with sleepy eyes, but traveling sometimes has its ups and downs, this was one of the very few “downs” on our trip.  The upside was the brief ride on the unpacked streets of Rome to an earlier than anticipated arrival to the airport and an uneventful and speedy trip through security and to our gate.

The flight was brief over the Alps and to Frakfurt for a three-hour layover before the long, ten hour, flight home to Georgia. The plane landed early, but customs and baggage takes longer than anticipated but we arrived safe and sound, with all passengers and luggage in tact, which is what matters most.