September 28, 2011
Woke up bright and early this morning to trek down to the Vatican to join a huge crowd for an audience with Pope Benedict. It was awesome to be that close to such an important figure and to be in the midst of people from all around the world coming to celebrate their faith. He spoke for a few minutes in 7 different languages and offered a blessing for all of us. He drove around before hand in his sporty Mercedes Pope mobile and waved to the crowds. Definitely one of the highlights so far.
This weekend it's off to Naples where hopefully I will visit Pompeii and the famous Mt. Vesuvius. Also trying to spend some time on Capri and do one last beach day before fall weather comes to Italy. Southern Italy is supposed to be very different so I am excited to see how it compares to Rome and Florence.