However, this time I decided that it was going to be different. I could picture myself looking at the Leaning Tower of Pisa, walking through Rome and seeing all the sites, and traveling around the Mediterranean. I never shared this with my husband.
For two weeks I rewrote and read my goals over and over and when I closed my eyes I would picture myself in Italy. That next day my husband announced that he had a surprise for me! I couldn't believe the surprise, he had purchased 2 tickets to Rome and we were going on a cruise to the Mediterranean in less than a week!! Then I showed him my notebook and he couldn't believe what he was reading!!
We landed in Rome and spent two nights in a Bed and Breakfast right in the heart of the city. As soon as we ate breakfast we were off to see the sites. The first place we visited was St. Peter's Basilica, we walked through St. Peter's Square and went inside.
"The Last Judgment is a fresco by Michelangelo on the altar wall of the Sistine Chapel in Vatican City. It took four years to complete and was executed from 1537 to 1541."
|View of Rome from the Vatican Museum|
The next morning we woke up early and walked to the train. It was a little nerve-wracking at first, as the train station was a little confusing to us, but we soon figured out which one to take and we were on our way to Savona. That next morning we were to catch the cruise ship to continue on our trip.
From Savona we went to Naples and then we stopped in Palermo, Sicily. That was a treat for me since my family is from there. The trip continued stopping at Tunisia, Africa and then on to Palma de Mallorca, Spain.
|Cathedral of Santa Maria of Palma, which is more commonly known as La Seu|
|We just thought this was funny to see there, but they serve beer too!|
We needed to get to Pisa so that we could go to Easter service. We rented a car and drove from Savona and finally found our hotel in Pisa. I wish I could remember the name of the Bed and Breakfast there, but it was so wonderful. We knew that we needed to get to the Leaning Tower of Pisa if we were to catch the service. The kind man at the hotel desk told us that we could walk to the tower from there.
We started walking the winding streets of Pisa, and still couldn't see the tower. We came upon a bridge and crossed it.
|Rick and I in Pisa|
Our room was on the second floor overlooking the garden, we woke up to the aroma of fresh baking bread and the birds singing off of our balcony. I think this was the highlight of our trip for both of us. After breakfast we reluctantly got in our car and started the final leg of our trip back to Rome.
|Driving through Tuscany|
Now is this a mere coincidence or does the action of writing your goals down, or creating goal posters work? I sure think so!!