The next day was Thanksgiving and Hannah's birthday so we decided to take it easy. We have been to Rome before, and, although have certainly not seen everything we want to see, we plan on going back while living in Europe so we didn't feel like this was the trip to be going nonstop sight-seeing. Bobby's godparents live close to Rome and will also be making more trips there so no one was missing out having a day off. We, crazily, had planned a mini Thanksgiving meal to make that day and hang out around the house. Hannah, Shelby, and I went out for coffee/gelato and stopped at a souvenir shop, but that was it. We made a turkey, stuffing, sweet potatoes, carrots, gravy, and cranberry sauce. Hannah got to open a few gifts after that.
The next day we decided to go shopping a little and see the San Callisto Catacombs. We had intended to visit a few other sites on our way back if there was time, but the day once again disappeared before our very eyes. This time it was mostly due to a bus strike that had us waiting forever at multiple stops to try to get to the catacombs outside the city. We did eventually get there though, and, boy, was it worth it!
|Here we are walking up to the catacombs.|
|This is the exit from the catacombs because no photography was allowed inside.|
|This is the grounds above the catacombs.|
|Here we have a photograph of the cold and tired family as it was starting to get dark. The flash really makes it look like the middle of the day, but we went into the gift shop and came out to complete darkness.|
It was a very nice day despite the mess with the buses. We went to bed with sore legs, feet, and, for the three of us who carried babies or toddlers in carriers the whole day again, sore backs.