|Oldest Son checking into his flight with Magister (Latin for Teacher)|
"Landed in Marseilles. All is well."
"They have landed in Rome"
These two short updates are the only information we have of Oldest Son's whereabouts sent via text from a parent phone tree.
Oldest Son left for South of France last Saturday morning and arrived in Italy today. He is with his Latin Class on Spring Break. His France itinerary included Thermes de Constantin in Arles and the Roman City of Arausio in Orange. In Nimes, he visited the Roman City of Nemausus, Jardin de la Fontaine, Tour Magne, Maison Carree and Pont du Gard. Today the group flew from Lyon to Rome. They are visiting Ostia Antica, The Vatican Museum, Sistine Chapel, St. Peter's Basilica, Colosseum, Lusa Magnus, Pantheon, Trevi Fountain, Palatine, Imperial Forum, Column of Marcus Aurelius, Palazzo Museum, Via Nazionale and finally Piazza Navona built on the remains of the stadium of Domitian. Let all that sink in ... just wow.
Youngest Son's Spring Break is not quite as extraordinary but impressive too. He is spending the week in Houston with Commuter Husband. While Commuter Husband works, Youngest Son is attending the NASA 3D Print Art Camp. Their evenings are filled with quality Daddy and Son time.
And Mommy with Commuter Husband? I am spending my week in Dallas working, managing the remodel and even got in a yoga class last night!
Our family values being conscientious world citizens who approach life with an open mind and continuous learning. Oldest Son and Youngest Son are definitely on that path this week.