Sunday, March 04, 2007


My Papa was in Italy a while back for work. Next time we are determined to have my madre tag along as well since dad has been going to Europe for 20 years for business and not once has the timing worked out for my mother to travel along too. Below is the lovely town of Sermoneta, which, according to my dad the amateur geologist, is made entirely out of low-grade marble.
When in Rome, be sure to visit El Padre. I guess Papa saw him peeking out of his little window next to St. Peter's. We never saw the Pope when Chris and I traveled to Italy. Back then it was John Paul, not the current whats-his-name. (By the way, that's my papa on the right, looking very dapper in his Toyoda Sushi T-shirt (Our very favorite local sushi bar))
And just for kicks, a motorbike make entirely of wicker.


  1. Wow! This is the year to go to Europe. It's ashame your mom doesn't get to go along. My parents are headed to Italy in May, and Brian's mom and her husband are going there in September. My brother and his wife are going to London, Paris, and Rome in May. Brian and I are headed to London and Paris in June. Sounds like it will be overflowing with Americans! ;)

    Very cool that your dad saw Pope Benedict! I don't really have a desire to see Rome, but if I ever did that would be a must do as a Catholic. :)

    Do y'all have any big travel plans for the summer? Europe maybe? ;)

  2. Now you are making me want to go back to Italy and other parts of Europe!

  3. Oh I would love to go back to Europe! Amanda, it sounds like the entire Lipscomb/Wood team is taking over Europe for the summer! What fun! I'd love to see your pictures when you get back. Chris' little sister Megan is studying in Vienna for the semester and there is a slight chance that Chris and I will get to tag along with his parents when they go and visit her in July. It all depends on business school and when (if at all) Chris will have time to slip away for a week. I'm keeping my fingers crossed on that one. I suggested today that if Chris couldn't get away then I could simply go with his parents and he could stay home and watch Bailey. That didn't go over so well!!! :) I would love to go back to France; when we did our two month tour of Europe, I felt like we could have spent a lot more time in that country. I found Paris to be very welcoming and beautiful (which was not at all what I was expecting).

  4. Oh, Vienna would be cool! I hope you get to go!!! :)