Getting Ready for Japan!

Having just gotten back from Italy, I have a week to unpack and repack for a 28 day cruise from Japan to Seattle.  I am looking forward to teaching in the mornings and chilling out in the afternoons.

I walked a lot in Italy (too much) but I saw art from 2000 years ago that blew me away!  This mosaic of fish is so beautifully made.  My photo doesn’t show the delicate shading of the fish nearly like the actual piece.

I saw where the Vestal virgins hung out, keeping the fire going, near the Forum.  Did you know that if these virgins dared to become un-virgin, they were put to death?  Tough times.

More later!