15.01.2013 - 15.01.2013
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Today was a travel day, but the night before we had done some work to make sure that our morning wouldn't be too hectic. My dad had been up until 2:30 the previous night because he had to get some details figured out for some plane trips we would be taking soon, and the fact that my mom was leaving in a flight to Rome, so he was constantly on the phone up until ten minutes before she walked out the door. So when Hannah and I were woken up he told us he was going back to bed and to wake him when we were finished our showers. This all went as planned and we were out the door and onto the street right on schedule.
As we drove the weather continued to get worse and worse, and we were in the midst of some torrential rain. We had planned to see a little hilltop town on our way but when we got close we realized that we wouldn't be able to do this as the only road there was being cleaned up from a mudslide. So we turned around and decided to go to another small town, but this one had a lot less to see, so we didn't stay long...especially because it was still raining. So we got back into our car and continued driving. But later the weather cleared and it was only a little windy and the rain just came in small sprinkles. And around this time we saw a sign for yet another little town. We decided to take our chances (as we had a lot of time to spare) and see what it was all about. It turned out to be a great idea and we all enjoyed the trip. The town was really interesting and there were many cats, and one even followed us around on our tour. But the weather started to get a little worse and we started back for our car.
The rest of our drive was pretty uneventful, so I slept. By the time I was woken up we were in downtown Rome and soon after that we were in our new apartment. It's very nice, and it only has a couple of problems. But none of the things that I have mentioned are as exciting as what is yet to come this evening. We get to go to the airport to pick up MOMMYY! Our GPS led us there with barely any problems, and we followed the signs inside and were able to see our mother quite quickly. We all talked on the way home about what we had all been doing, and when we got home we all had some milk and homemade cookies. Two of my friends had got some gifts for me as well, which my mom brought to the table for me to unwrap. I got a nice scarf, a photo album which was filled with pictures of me and my friends, and a bar of dark chocolate. They had also gotten a lot of people from school to sign a massive card and it was full of messages from many people back home. Thank you to Lee and Shlyn.