well, I'd just gotten situated for bed, when I remembered that Dr. O'Rourke found a free wireless connection late last night, so I bolted upright and went through the hotel in my PJs (don't worry they're decent) looking for it, only to find it right in my room! My computer's about to die, though, and the plugs here don't like my adaptor, so this is ultra-short. I'm now in Ravenna, and this has been the most historically-rich/information-saturated day I think of my life. We went to 3 churches, a masoleum, a museum, and a wonderful hot chocolate shop...I mean it was like liquid mousse! Anyway, check out the mosaics of S. Apollinare di Classe-- they are amazing. Ravenna was the capital city of the Western Roman Empire under Justinian, and it's still the mosaic capital of the world. Amazing.
God's teaching me so much, and I'm loving Europe. I forgot how much I love this place!
Got to go to bed...tomorrow we go to mass (optional), and then a group of us are congregating to listen to a sermon, then on we go to Florence for 9 days!! WOOHOO!
Pray for me! I need it!