Wander around screaming like an italian, of course! Ciao all of you Christendomites out there who are reading this blog. In answer to your yet unvoiced questions, yes we are all still alive -- at least of this writing -- and yes, Rome is the most amazing city in the world. Roccoco churches, statues of the saints dozens of feet tall, a warm summer sun, tanning everyone here. Water pours from every street corner, revitalizing the parched. Gelato, limoncello, pasta, pizza, vino, chocolate, birra, and on and on you go. (Meat is a little hard to come by though.) Your worst problems can be solved with baste! Yes, the summer is still here in Rome, and life could not be better.
Last night Sydney, Claire, Andrew, Matt, Paul E., and myself all tossed together a rooftop dinner under the stars. Pasta, bread, potatoes and onions, green beans, and chocolate all were contributed to create a masterpiece of culinary artistry that could have stood with the creations of some of the most seasoned chefs in Italy. (Well, it was close anyway.) Tonight we are going to wander around the center of Rome, and maybe hit a Guiness pub we saw near S. Mary Major, a pub with Getafix rocking it out with an electric guitar. Maybe we will encounter adventure, maybe we will just get lost -- either way it is going to be a whole lot of fun!
We are praying for all of you everywhere we go.