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Rome Day 3

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Nick and Ashley having an afternoon nap after a busy day at the Vatican
 
BREAKFAST AT THE HOTEL AGAIN. SAME BUFFET AS YESTERDAY. VERY NICE START TO THE DAY. CAM GOT UP FIRST AT 0645H BECAUSE THE OTHER TWO SLACKOS WERE TOO TIRED. KL DID HAVE A HEADACHE THAT KEPT HER AWAKE DURING THE NIGHT AS WELL AS  THOUGH. EARLY START AS THE VATICAN IS ONLY OPEN FROM 0845H TO 1345H. WALKED TO THE VATICAN WHICH IS A FAIR HIKE BUT NOT THAT BAD. IT STARTED TO RAIN AS WE LINED UP FOR THE MUSEUM AND SISTINE CHAPEL. THE QUEUE WAS QUITE LONG BUT STAFF WERE VERY EFFICENT AND IT MOVED VERY QUICKLY. GOT CLOSE TO THE FRONT AND THEY LET US THROUGH A SPECIAL ENTRY FOR PRAMS AND WHEEL CHAIRS. SECURITY CHECK AND IN WE WENT. THAT IS TO ANOTHER QUEUE TO BUY OUR TICKETS. WE ALL HIRED AUDIO GUIDES WHICH WAS GREAT BUT THERE WAS SO MUCH THERE YOU COULDN’T LISTEN TO EVERYTHING.
Nick and Ashley at the Vatican
WENT THROUGH THE MUSEUM AND JUST BEFORE THE SISTINE CHAPEL CAM TOOK THE SHORT ROUTE WHILE NICK AND KL TOOK THE LONGER WAY AND WE AGREED TO MEET IN THE CHAPEL. STUPID MOVE. CAM HAD ASHLEY IN HIS ARMS AND PUSHED THE PRAM ONE HANDED AROUND THE MUSEUM UNTIL HE CAME TO ALL THE STAIRS. LUCKILY EVERYONE WAS FRIENDLY AND HELPED WITH THE PRAM. FINALLY GOT TO THE CHAPEL AND REALISED IT WAS A STUPID IDEA TO MEET THERE. THERE WERE LITERALLY ZILLIONS OF TOURISTS IN THE CHAPEL. CAM FINALLY MADE IT THROUGH AND HEADED DOWN THE CORIDORS A BIT FURTHER AWAY FROM THE CRAZY CROWD. CAM WAITED FOR KL AND NICK HOPING THEY WOULD TURN UP SOON AS ASHLEY BEGUN TO GET HUNGRY. EVERYONE STOPPED TO SAY HELLO TO THE BEAUTIFUL GIRL AND ONE LADY COMMENTED ON HOW SHE HAD BEEN WATCHING ASHLEY FOR QUITE A WHILE IN THE MUSEUM AND HAD NOTICED HOW SHE WAS LOOKING EVERYWHERE AT ALL THE STATUES AND PAINTINGS.
Keira-Lee, Cameron and Ashley's hands at the Vatican
KL AND NICK FINALLY
TURNED UP NOT LONG BEFORE CAM WAS THINKING OF ASKING SOMEONE TO SEND AN SMS TO KL’S PHONE TO SAY WHERE HE AND ASHLEY WERE. HEADED TOWARDS THE EXIT AND FOUND THE RESTAURANT AND DECIDED TO EAT THERE. AS WE WERE EATING IT BEGAN TO POUR DOWN. LUNCH WASN’T TOO BAD. A BIT FAST FOODISH, PASTA, SALAD AND VEGIES BUT WASN’T TOO BAD. WE FINALLY LEFT AND CAM RACED THROUGH THE RAIN AROUND TO THE FRONT OF THE VATICAN AND THE ENTRANCE FOR SAINT PETERS CATHEDERAL. KL AND NICK CAUGHT UP AND WE TRIED TO SNEAK THROUGH THE EXIT WITH THE PRAM BUT THE POLICE WOULDN’T HAVE A BAR OF IT. ONCE AGAIN THE QUEUE MOVED QUICKLY LUCKILY AS IT WAS RAINING PRETTY HEAVILY AGAIN. THROUGH THE SECURITY CHECK AND IN WE WENT. IT’S VERY IMPRESSIVE AND NICK AND KL HIRED AUDIO GUIDES AGAIN. CAM CARRIED ASHLEY AROUND AS WE HAD TO CHECK THE PRAM IN. WE WANDERED AROUND TAKING IT ALL IN BUT ASHLEY DECIDED ENOUGH WAS ENOUGH AND WANTED TO GET OUT OF CHURCH. SO OFF WE WENT AND STARTED OUR WALK HOME. TOOK A LOT OF BACK STREETS AND FOUND A NICE LITTLE BOOK AND PEN SHOP. BOUGHT AN ALBUM FOR ASHLEY’S HOLIDAY SCRAP BOOK. FINALLY GOT HOME AND WE ALL HAD SORE FEET AND KL’S KNEES HAD GIVEN OUT. REST BEFORE DINNER. KL AND ASHLEY OUR BOTH SOUND ASLEEP. CAM AND NICK WATCHING TV AND TRYING TO HEAR IT OVER TWO SETS OF SNORING.
AFTER ASHLEY AND KEIRA-LEE WOKE UP OFF WE WENT FOR DINNER. FOUND A GREAT LITTLE PLACE NEAR THE TREVI FOUNTAIN. KEIRA-LEE HAD BUFFALO MOZZERELLA AND TOMATO SALAD AND CAM AND NICK BOTH HAD A PASTA FOR ENTRÉE. THEN PIZZA FOR NICK, MEATBALLS FOR KL AND CHICKEN AND VEGIES FOR CAM FOR MAINS. A SMALL SHOT OF COFFEE AFTER OUR VERY LARGE MUGS OF BEER (NOT NICK) AND OFF WE WENT FOR GELATI. OUR NORMAL PLACE WAS CLOSED SO WENT TO A DIFFERENT ONE. RIGHT ON THE CORNER OF TREVI FOUNTAIN SQAURE BUT GRUMPY BASTARD SERVING SO WON’T GO BACK THERE AGAIN. HOME AGAIN TO REST UP BEFORE OUR LAST DAY IN ROME.
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Nick and Ashley at the Vatican
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