The last day in Rome couldn't have been better. I got a good workout in before heading to the American Academy where we had lunch with Margaret and her husband, Matthew. Matthew is a photographer who's enjoying a year-long residency there. It really seems like heaven--the ultimate artist residency. Margaret gave us a tour of the building and gardens and then treated us to lunch which is prepared for them daily by a Chez Panisse chef. It was divine. We stuffed ourselves, enjoyed a coffee and then walked back to our hotel through Trastavere and by the Pantheon!
The flight home was easy and happily uneventful (unlike my flight out two weeks ago) and now I'm back home. The adventure is over. I've got some fun photos, an extra pound or two (well worth it), a pile of laundry, and many wonderful memories.