IFJM 30: Rome, Our Last Day

April 30

W15 4 30 IFJM 004From my journal:  “Hard to believe it is our last day.  We thought to go to Vatican City, but we saw the lines and decided, another trip. . .  and back to Castel Sant’ Angelo, or the Roman Emperor Hadrian’s Mausoleum we went.”

W15 4 30 IFJM 003 W15 4 30 IFJM 001From my journal:  “We wandered across the Tiber and back into our stomping grounds from our first days.  We had everything packed to ship this AM!  Lunch on Campo Flori, simple red pizza and antipasta, not nearly as good as Antico Forna. . .  then wandered more, though I HAD to pull Mik back to Novelli.  He had not seen it.  He bought me a shiny copper body Lamy pen.  If only someone made a metallic copper ink that was waterproof!”

“We stocked up on more goodies for the night and trip home — then at the last minute went out for our dinner!”

“Memory is more indelible than ink.”
Anita Loos, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

W15 4 30 IFJM 000Because it is our last day, I am posting the inside of the front and back of my journal.   In the front are things which helped me face what I was going through, personally.  I also took notes of foreign phrases as we traveled.  FRONT:

When we started the back was full of notes.  Now only the things that we didn’t do are in there, for another trip.


Moleskin 8×11 watercolor journal, Pentalic HB woodless pencil, De Artramentis Document and Super5 ink, and Daniel Smith, Holbien and QoR watercolors.

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hollywood baby turned beach gurl turned steel&glass city gurl turned cowgurl turned herb gurl turned green city gurl. . . artist writer photographer. . . cat lover but misses our big dogs, gone to heaven. . . buddhist and interested in the study of spiritual traditions. . . foodie, organic, lover of all things mik, partner in conservation business mpfconservation, consummate blogger, making a dream happen, insomniac who is either reading buddhist teachings or not-so-bloody mysteries or autobio journal thangs early in the morning when i can't sleep
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4 Responses to IFJM 30: Rome, Our Last Day

  1. Dan Antion says:

    This has been an incredible journey (yes, I remember, it’s fiction) and I am so glad you brought me along. The descriptions and the illustrations are amazing. Very well done Kate!


  2. Sammy D. says:

    The road not taken. Another trip.”

    Dearest Katie – I’ve enjoyed this journey as much as any travelogue; all the moreso because it came entirely from your passionate heart.

    Thank you, thank you for such bounty.


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