so...sounds like it's pretty cold there. and SNOW, we hear?! we've been sweating in t-shirts here; don't be too surprised if we never come back there!
no balloon ride yesterday - apparently they're closed for the season. bummer. we did wander around the park, though. and we went to the borghese gallery. lovely art, big names, a great experience. it's AMAZING what those guys could do with a big hunk of marble! then we had dinner, wandered over to the spanish steps and had roasted chestnuts. sorry, they were not impressive. we tossed most of them.
tonight, after a long day of sightseeing, we ran across, of all things, an INDIAN restaurant. we stepped in and it smelled like home (which, of course, doesn't seem to make a lot of sense)! but it was so great to eat some spicy food, with all the different flavors we've been missing! yay!
mom, i'm sorry the commenting didn't work out so well for you! i'm glad you came and checked it out, though - and i was so excited to tell you about eating the indian in italy! ;)
Being in Rome and communicating with the people (or trying to) has made us really truly appreciate the "Minnesota niceness" - or maybe it's American niceness, as Amy pointed out.