Arrived in Rome

After about a two and a half hour delay in Newark NJ we arrived in Rome at about 10 am on Thursday morning.  Given the crowds at the airport I almost began to believe that all flights lead to Rome.

By noon we were at our room in a little monastary turned motel about a block from St. Peter°s Bacilica.  After refreshing ourselves we took lunch in a nearby restaurant then went over to St Peter°s Square.  The Hogates, whom we are traveling with, have never been here before so we shared their joy in seeing the amazing beauties of St. Peters.  We went underground to see the tombs of popes, and enjoyed the music of a Korean choir as we witness the mass in the cathedral.  After working on our workbook for the Reformation Tour while sitting in St. Peter°s square we enjoyed a walk to the Tiber River as the day began to end.

Gloria handled the flight and the walking around a bit much better than she has been anticipating.  It°s Friday morning and after a good nights sleep we are both ready for another day.

It never ceases to amaze me when I think of the history of this place.  Knowing history is so important to discovering the truth about who we are, where we have come from, and where we are going.  I recomend the study of history if you are searching for the truth.  Remember the old axiom, “Those who ignore history are doomed to repeat it.”  I°m afraid that°s what I see happening in the world.

2 Responses to “Arrived in Rome”

  1. Jack Says:

    Glad to see you made it over safely! Loved what you had to say here. I’ll keep checking in now and then.

  2. Bob Hancock Says:

    Glad to hear you had safe landfall in Rome, Owen. Looking forward to reading about your historic trip. :)

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