We made it!

    We made it to Roma!  24 hours of travel time later, we drove up to the campus tucked away in the hills just south of the city, and remembered why we took on such an ambitious trip: this is paradise.  The birds sing all day long, the sun shines, the air smells like jasmine.  The vineyard is adorned with red roses, the sunset turns the whole countryside a brilliant orange hue.  The fruit tastes better here, the pasta is magical here, the wine is smoother here.  In short, this is what it must be like to be in heaven!