While the marathon tested Don and Mark Tollefson with its cobblestone surface, the rest of the family members tested suitcase seams with the luggage they took to support the runners in Italy.
In March 2003, Julie and George joined the Tollefson’s in the couple’s first international trip together. The eight-day trip was filled with adventures. Tours of Rome, Florence, Pompeii, and the Vatican City provided the family with remarkable sights of ancient cities, tastes of authentic pasta and pizza, and experiences of present-day life (including pickpocketers and a million-person peace march).
Train stop on the way to Pompeii
Apartments near Piazza Navona
Nicknamed the "Wedding Cake" (Rome)
Temple of Saturn, Roman Forum
Florence medieval architecture
Santa Maria del Fiore (Florence)
Rome traffic light
Coming home on the Metro
Staircase at the Vatican
Pompeii ruins
Ancient street in Pompeii
Florence, Italy
Arno River in Florence
Vatican City
Palazzo Strozzi