The highlight of the day was at the Colosseum, late morning, when Coach Morales presented "A day in the life of a Roman" complete with an analogy to modern day sports--the gladiators are the athletes and Spike Lee, the coach insisted, with his special Garden court-side seats at NY Knicks' games, is the emperor. There were smiles all round as Coach related, and the boys visualized, the activities of the Colosseum two millennia ago as they stood where Vespasian, Titus and blood thirsty spectators all stood.
After lunch, the boys moved slowly through the Roman Forum as Mr. Romanosky regaled them with ancient tales. The boys then chose temples and ruins to sketch and draw--incorporating in situ the specialized drawing skills learned in art class.
All remain healthy, well hydrated and in great spirits. At the time of this writing, the group was preparing for dinner.