Elliott admitted somewhere in the middle of this epic road trip that we were doing this for me. Around here I often wax romantic and wistful, day-dreaming about “seeing Europe.” It was for his wife’s dreaming that Elliott organized most of the details of this trip. He arranged the rental car in Rome, booked hotels along the way, brought home stacks of travel guides from the library. (I love that boy!) I need to remember this because many times it was a lot less dreamy than the photos will show. We’re always smiling in these photos. You won’t see the sweat on our brows when the GPS failed us again. You won’t see us dragging our luggage in and out of hotels each and every night. You might see a picture of us getting the most. expensive. roadway. ticket. EVER., but that’s another story for another time.
Basically we’re not sure we’ll ever road trip through Italy again! Well, at least until next year.
And now… without further ado… Tivoli Gardens: a hidden gem in the hills outside Rome.