Murphy-Cam Blog

Hotel Lancelot - Roma
February 23, 2020

During our time in Rome we stayed in the Hotel Lancelot. In addition to being a Rick Steves pick for best hotels, it was also available through Priceline which allowed us to book a package deal including airfare and hotel. The rooms were immaculate and beautifully appointed. The staff was gracious, helpful, and offered wonderful recommendations on local restaurants and points of interest. Breakfast Breakfast was offered as part of the...

Touring Vatican City
February 21, 2020

We spent our second full day in Rome Touring Vatican City - The Palace of the Popes. Let me say first off that there is only one way to tour The Vatican, The Early Access Tour! We booked this through What A Life Tours, the same group we used for the Colosseum Tour. It was just a few euros more than the standard tour, and we entered one hour before the Vatican opened to the public. We skipped the lines that were forming for blocks through St Peters...

Tour of Rome: The Eternal City
February 20, 2020

We began our Tour of Rome with a Colosseum Underground, Arena Floor, Roman Forum & Palatine Hill tour. We booked it through What a Life tour company and were very pleased with the experience. We met up with our guide Carlotta and another couple. The five of us headed off to enjoy an insightful walk through thousands of years of world history. Carlotta, a native Roman and archeologist, shared her expertise with wit and energy as we descended...

New Year Forgiveness
January 2, 2020

The New Year is a good time to start healing. To let go of the past and live into the present. To find joy, happiness, and gratitude for all we have received, and for friends and family through which we share love. Forgiveness One way to elevate positive energy in our lives is to practice forgiveness. This can be challenging but the reward is life altering. Look at forgiveness as a way to let go of the pain and power another’s words or actions...

Lakeside Parlor Project
November 26, 2019

The Lakeside Parlor Project is a series of images focused on pieces of congregational history. Some older, some newer, but all tell a story about who we are, where we come from, and where we are going. Each image invites you to ask a question. What is happening? Where did it come from? Where is it? Most importantly, I hope they are a catalyst for dialogue. If you ever find your way to Lakeside Presbyterian Church, stop by, ask questions, and have...

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