Monday, September 20, 2010

Rome in december it is...

... it has been decided and the flight has been booked. Barring any more unforeseen natural disasters there is nothing that will keep me from the Holy See and my beloved Swiss Guard.

16 comments:

Terry Nelson said...

Really?!! I hope so - what a wonderful time to go - dress really warm in case it does get like the photo - but I honestly think it will be a magical, mystical time for you...

Badger Catholic said...

YEA!

G said...

I am really thrilled you are going. I do wonder, however, if you have thoroughly acquainted yourself with the stalking laws in Vatican City.

Robert said...

I hope you're planning to write about any international incidents you create.

Suburbanbanshee said...

To the tune of "I'm Gettin' Nuttin' for Christmas":

She's gettin' Roman for Christmas
Swiss guys are goin' on guard
She's gettin' Roman for Christmas
And I'm gettin' maybe a card.

Congratulations! Have fun!

Andrea said...

Great!!! A word of advice - bring a very heavy coat! Brrr!

Christopher Lake said...

Rome Sweet Home! I hope to make it there eventually!

. said...

I understand you. I don't like the heat but I went to Rome last July. I said to my husband that I prefer to go to cool places but, if it is to go to Rome, he can take me in the hotest of the heats,that I will go hapilly.
England and Rome, each one with its good things, I'm always ready to go.

Sara said...

Enjoy! A couple of years ago I went to Rome right after Christmas. I wore a raincoat with a zip-out lining, which worked for all the weather combinations I ran into there.

Snow in Rome is rare, but if it snows while you're there, try to beat it over to the Pantheon and watch snow fall through the oculus in the dome...

Rick said...

Wishing u the best! Did u know that some nunneries rent out rooms to tourists? Cfr. Bed and Blessings Italy: A Guide to Convents A Guide to Convents and Monasteries Available for Overnight Lodging & a website www.MonasteryStays.com

And may Divine Ripples go with you.

laurazim said...

WOOT!!! Praying for things to work out for a wonderful, meaningful, blessed pilgrimage for you, Kat!! +JMJ+

Theocoid said...

Good luck, Kat. I hope it comes through for you this time.

G said...

Kat, I've been to Rome several times in Dec/Jan & never needed more than a rain slicker type jacket. The convent I stay in actually lets guests pick the oranges/limes/lemons that are still on the trees. So, unless its a fluke, it won't look like this pic. I am so happy you're finally getting to go, its so worth it!

Suburbanbanshee said...

It probably depends on how susceptible people are to "damp cold". For example, I went to San Francisco in the summer and thought I'd freeze to death!

Granted, not as much in the way of sea breezes at Rome, but still, the place was built on a river marsh. If DC's clammy sometimes, I bet Rome is, too. So the lined raincoat sounds like a very good idea.

Lola said...

Perfect weather for cappuccino and toblerone...

The Digital Hairshirt said...

(Singing)

You'll be home . . . for Christmas,
You can count on thee,
Please have snow,
And mistletoe,
And Swiss Guard waiting under the tree . . .

Christmas Eve you'll find Kat,
At the Midnight Mass,
You'll be home . . . for Christmas,
Yup, you can bet your a . . .!