Saturday, June 6, 2009

Catch up day!

So I finally got done packing! We're off to Rome bright and early tomorrow! I thought I would go ahead and write a second blog of the day, to catch you guys up on whats been happening the past week. I know I won't have time in Rome, way to many things to see, I'll be writing about those amazing things!
Ok, lets start off with the day trip we took to Sansepolcro and Arezzo. We learned a lot about the artist Pieoro della Francesca. He has many wonderful works such as, The Resurrection 1492, Madonna of Mercy 1462 (one of my favorite), Baptism of Christ, Death of Adam (I like this one a lot too), etc.. In these paintings you really see the perspective starting to show. It's quite interesting.
From Sansepolcro we went to Arezzo, a beautiful town. It was also where they filmed the movie Life is Beautiful (which is amazing and you should definitely go rent it if you haven't seen it!). We did some shopping while we were there, of which I got not one but two bathing suits! yay!
Cathedral of Arezzo
So, after all of this we got on the bus to drive back to our home of Montone. We were just riding along....... when we heard a horrible sound..... we had a flat. And I have some awesome pics of how we passed the time on the side of the road!
Our flat :(
How I passed the time... Ha ha of course.
How Denny passed the time away. haha
How our amazing bus driver passed the time away.
How the snail colony we found passed their time away :)
And the rest of us just played with the snails to pass the time :)
Eventually our awesome bus driver fixed the wheel and we were safely transported to our destination of the Fortebraccio!
Another adventure we had was when we hiked up a mountain called Mt. Bestia (the beast!) ok ok... Maybe not a mountain, but it was a kind of steep hill! We hiked to the top to paint our quaint village of Montone from afar! On the way there we had some interesting going ons. First off Bryce decided to help us forget our walk ahead by making us laugh!

He did this by doing some sort of gorilla dancing or walking or something. It was quite hilarious!
Then I tried to take a picture of a pretty blue flower, and got attacked by a crazy killer bee! The bees are very harassing here in Italia. And finally we made it to the top where we started our work.
Our water colors!
Rachel and Kris painting and smiling! :)
Carl getting situated.
Our beloved Montone. Which we will miss. I can't believe it's our last day. :(
Well, I tried to catch you guys up. I didn't get quite all of it in there, but it's time to change for dinner. And maybe a night out on the town since it's our last :)

Kaci and Charity :)

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