St. Peter's Basilica, Rome
I'm not ready to do a post on Nathaniel and Emma's trip to Italy, but I did want to check in and let you know that they arrived home safely Saturday night. This picture of them was taken while they were standing outside at the top of the dome of St. Peter's Basilica in Rome. Emma said there were at least five different kinds of stairways to get up there, and one was so narrow, it was like a corkscrew. It had no railing, just a rope dropping straight through the middle of the spiral staircase.
It was Sunday, and they made the climb after Mass. Emma understood it was going to be a day of rest, so she was wearing her regular church clothes: a dress and heels.
She is now sick on the couch with flu-like symptoms and fever. Nathaniel is at work, so if I got any of this information wrong, I'll try to correct it tomorrow.