TODAY IS FATHER'S DAY AND I WANT TO TAKE A SECOND TO SAY
WE LOVE YOU PADRE!!!!!!!!!!!! WE MISS YOU AND MOM!!!!!!
HOPE FATHER'S DAY WAS A BLAST!
So our father's day started at 6:30 and we loaded everything on the bus at 8:15. The drive was WAY long and we got to Nimes around 12:30. When we got off the bus we saw the huge Colosseum of Nimes. Our tour of the amphitheater wasn't for another 45 minutes so everyone went to lunch. On our way to lunch we saw all these little gold circles on the ground. Kathi explained that these coins were souvenirs the soldiers brought back from one of the places they conquered. I guess they liked alligators because this symbol was all over the place, there was even a fountain made to match the coin.
After lunch we headed into the Colosseum. There was a audio tour that Kathi had us all signed up for and Mandi and I learned about the history of Nimes and the Colosseum. The best part was learning about the Gladiators and the weapons they had.
I wish we could of had more time here because they had a great souvenir shop with all the Gladiator stuff. But we had to quickly get on the bus and drive 45 minutes South to Pont du Gard. This is the place where Nimes Aqueduct is still preserved. This Aqueduct was also a bridge over the river, Mandi and I almost jumped in, but we didn't have enough free time to get dry and we still had to visit the Popes' fortress. :(
Our free time was over really fast and we had to rush back to the bus to head to the fortress. The drive was an hour long and we got a short nap. When we got to the fortress we waited in the shade and Mandi got bored so she started snapping pictures. :)
There was also an audio tour for this place so we walked around listening to interesting things that were done at the fortress and blah, blah...zzzzzzzz. Well to say I got bored is completely true. This was the lamest "fortress" EVER! The best things was we saw some frescos that covered entire rooms and then there was some modern art in a huge hallway at the end of the tour. We ran out of time because we weren't really in a hurry to learn more about all the Popes and what they did in their fortress. So we got to cut through to the end by opening these huge wooden doors!!!! I felt special. :)
After we left the fortress we had dinner which consisted of salad, potatoes, hamburger meat and chocolate stuff for dessert...Mandi had salad, hamburger meat, and then a bigger salad with no dessert. We had some time to waste after dinner so we watched some street dancing that was fun and Mandi wanted to run out there and dance too. But we were worried she might hurt herself because she wasn't warmed up. :)