New Field Trip opportunity, esp. for boys! When in Rome...(link)
Next week, two new areas in Rome Colosseum will be opened up to tourists: the upper tier and ..... the Dungeons. That, my friends, is very, very cool. Time to book flights and watch re-runs of Gladiator..... (Ed: good luck with that).
The math is a bit scary though: 18,000 total visitors per day, and the new areas will only be open for guided tours of 25 people per group. Hmmmm. This probably means that either:
(a) The tour will be very expensive
(b) There will be a tour starting every 2 minutes, 24/7
(c) The tour will be very short
(d) It will be virtually impossible to get a ticket for the limited spaces available.
I, of course, have no chance of going. But since it's survived nearly 2000 years already, it's still likely to be there by the time I do.
-Any of you Dad's been to see it? Any other "World Heritage" sites that you have taken your kids to see? Our oldest was only 2 when we went to see Blarney Castle in Ireland. I smooched the stone, but forbade my son and wife to do so: They already had too much of the "gift of the gab", and I needed all the help I could get to catch up.