August 30, 2017
After the first leg of our trip, our next stop was one of our favorite cities on the planet: Rome. Our trip to Rome started with a 5am wakeup call after a long and late night of packing. I’ve gotta say, it felt like I got 30 minutes of sleep that night but knowing how excited Oshiolema was going to be all morning gave me the push I needed to get up and do all the mom-on-travel-day things. This was one of my most anticipated moments of the trip because Oshiolema- the boy with an obsession with all transportation vehicles that just won’t quit-was about to take his first train ride. I can’t express how pumped he was, naming all the parts of the train and asking question after question (after question) about all details of the trip. When we walked up to our actual train he got real mellow, stepped on with daddy’s help, played the cool card as long as he could and then sprinted down the empty aisles giggling. It made my day!