Thursday, March 06, 2014
When in Rome
Luckily the flight went fantastically well. We were given an infant bassinet seat in the bulk head of the plane. It meant that Uliana could happily sleep reclined, and that the rest of us had plenty of leg room. We were seated in a section of babies... but I was the lucky mom that got to listen to other people's babies scream for most of the 9 hours (so much better than listening to my own baby)!
As it turns out Uliana was just saving up her screaming for after our arrival. It's a nightly thing that occurs for about 1 hour at bedtime... only with the jet lag, it became something that she woke up to do in the early morning hours. The time has slowly moved back from 4 am on our first night to midnight last night... but it has made it hard for the rest of us to quickly adjust. Luckily everyone is sleeping in late... so we just rearranged our life to work around a late bedtime.
The only issue is that our late start in the mornings means that we really only have 2-3 hours to sightsee everyday. Add that to the fact that Uliana lacks the patience that comes with maturity... have meant that we really haven't tried to do too much. For example, we went to the Vatican... but didn't go into any of the museums, nor even the free St. Peter's Basillica (the line up was at least an hour long).
Roman Forum and Colosseum. Since the Forum is basically a huge, ruined playground, it was pretty popular with our crowd.
On that note, Nikolai also is starting a blog. It's called Sam and Lucy's adventures.