Picnic at Villa Borghese


Yesterday was pretty much amazing.

I slept in.  Had oatmeal for breakfast.

I know that sounds silly but I’ve been getting super tired of Italian food.  Anything tastes remotely like home makes me happy.  Although let me tell you, I’ve only been able to find quick cooking oats here.  Not as tasty as rolled oats or multi-grain hot cereal, but I’ll survive.

Then I met up with some friends for a picnic at Villa Borghese, which is a huge park (actually a garden) in Rome. On my way there, I finally got to take one of the little buses!

Most buses in Rome are normal sized buses, but there are a few that are really small and make me smile every time I see them.  So I finally rode one… But anyway, back to yesterday…

Let me just tell you.  The weather was perfect.  I wore a sleeveless dress with sandals. What could be better?

People trickled in throughout the afternoon.  Everyone brought food to share.

My contribution: PB&J.

The Canadian smiled; the Europeans and Africans weren’t that into it.   Basically most of them hated it haha.

We moved our picnic to follow the sun.

After I had had enough sunshine, I walked home which took a little over half an hour.  The street were ridiculously crowded!  I wish I had remembered to take a picture of it.

The rest of the night I proceeded to be a bum.

Sounds like a pretty great day to me!  Hanging out with friends in the sun was wonderful.  Say yes to Vitamin D!

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2 thoughts on “Picnic at Villa Borghese

  1. Ellen says:

    Oh i am so sad i never made it to Borghese when it was nice out. Guess i’ll just have to go back to Italy… 😉

    Also, there is a natural foods store in Testaccio called Il Canestro where I used to buy oats. They were nice and thick and delicious. Lots of good stuff there.

  2. simplyshaka says:

    This sounds like a perfect day, not enough people enjoy the day and picnic. Me being one of those people! How does one hate PB&J? I don’t even like pb that much but am always down for a good pb&j sandwich!

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