And So Ends the Awesomeness

We didn’t leave the apartment until 1 PM today. That’s right. No eight-hour tours, no frantically rushing to yet another Mercedes van. Just rest and relaxation. When we finally got up, we decided to visit the Rome zoo. It was huge! We saw lots of really awesome animals, such as:

Snowy owls!


Baby monkeys!

King vultures!







After the zoo, we came back to the apartment for a little while, and then drove to Tivoli for the most amazing meal of the entire trip.

The restaurant has been in business for over 300 years and has been visited by people like:

Princess Margaret of England, Princess Gina of Liechtenstein, the Prince of Prussia (back in 1872), and other royalty from places like Afghanistan and Nepal. And I can totally see why they’d want to eat there.

I got risotto, and for dessert, raspberry-strawberry sorbet. Both were some of the most delicious things I’d ever tasted. The restaurant was situated next to some 3,000 year old ruins:

It was dark by the time we left Tivoli and drove back to Rome. The city lights were utterly spectacular.

I won’t be seeing anything like them for a long, long time.

Tomorrow we return home, leaving behind all the awesomeness of Europe.

Signing off for the last time,

Hayden M. Strong

As is customary, I must add a bird picture here. Unlike the other times, however, I know for certain that this is a stork (and possibly the biggest bird I’ve ever seen!)

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