So here I am at last, on the first day of the SJU study abroad program to Rome. And this is the view from my sixth floor balcony, looking down on Viale di Trastevere.
And here's a somewhat blurry shot of my view looking across the way:
The traffic's still buzzing--trams and Vespas and Fiats, oh my!--but there's a cool breeze up here, and a sense of being invisible and yet a part of it all.
Tomorrow I meet up with my class for the first time, for an orientation and a quick introduction to what the class will bring, and later for our first group meal. But before the day gets rolling, you can bet I'll be having my morning coffee on this balcony!