March 17, 2005
Living what I have been learning
This trip could not have come at a more perfect time in my Eckerd career. So far (I know, only one day so far) there has been an enormous number of tie-ins to my classes. I am taking an Ancient Roman History class this semester, and now I am here. I am living what I have been learning for the last 8 weeks. All the stories have come alive in the form of ruins. All these old rocks lying about may not interest some, however as an anthropology (archaeology) and history double major I have thus far been able to experience something that I have wanted to see all my life.
Garrett Calderwood '06
See Garrett flying to Rome
We left on my 21st birthday
The beginning of the trip was rather interesting since we left on my 21st birthday. It was really nice because many of the choir members sang to me, but what a way to spend a birthday. It was hard sleeping on the plane, but I believe we all did very well and we also all received our luggage with no problems. Being in Italy seems surreal and is all very exciting. I'm not much of a history person so today was more made up of pretty sights for me. Although, I am very interested in going to the Vatican tomorrow. The trip has been long so far since we haven't gotten much sleep but I know after a good night's sleep and more fun days to come, days will blow by.
Morgan Vaught '06
People cheering in the stands
It seems to be this time of year that reminds me why I have remained in choir for the past three years. With camera in hand and about an hour of sleep, the sights that we saw today were finally more than just a picture in a book. With tour guides commenting on the Colosseum and the surrounding area, it was as if you could hear the thousands of people cheering in the stands. The ruins were incredible, and I can't even imagine what remains to be seen.
Michele Gauthier '06