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👨🏽‍🎨Tuscany Beach & Villa Borghese: C’s Week

What were you grateful for this week? I am grateful for mosquito repellent.

What was the most difficult or challenging part of this week?  This weekend and last weekend we went to my family's beach house on the coast of Tuscany, but this weekend I got eaten alive by mosquitoes so it was super challenging for me to not itch so much! I know, rough life! You're at the beach in Tuscany and still complaining! 

Tell us about a "wow" moment you had this week.  So this wow moment actually happened today! It was thundering and raining today in Rome and I brought one of my kids a jacket while I had an umbrella. I got to the school early to make sure he didn't wait in the rain and before my host mom got there I was already there! She couldn't believe that I had already gotten to the school, rain or shine! She really appreciated the dedication, and perhaps stupidity of me being so dedicated to picking the children up from school! 

Tell us about your week!  So this past week on Thursday I went to the Villa Borghese Museum and it was absolutely breathtaking! I have never seen a more beautiful, artistic, and historical place! I would rank it up almost better than the Vatican because it is not as popular, I don't know why, but it wasn't over crowded so you were able to look at the artwork and wander a little bit before moving on with your tour! I still can't get enough of it! I want to go again before my family and I leave for the coast for the month of July!

I also went to the coast again to my family's beach house and it was so fun! We go almost every weekend and will move there in July. It is absolutely beautiful! I get eaten by mosquitoes, but it is worth it! I think! 

We went out on the boat and at pizza (so much pizza) and went swimming and hung out and tanned on the boat. It is fun to talk to the family see how things translate over! 

For example, my host mom asked if I brought my swimming costume instead of swim suit, and they say go for a bath instead of a swim, just those two made me laugh and we had fun talking about the differences and other words. I also taught them some American slang, but I guess we don't even think about it when we talk? Like "pitch in" when we are cleaning up or "chip in" to help pay for dinner. It was fun this week to teach them those little things that we don't even think about! This weekend Me and another girl from Rome Abroad are going to Florence and I am beyond excited!  

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