This is the last of the time-lapse posts. I’m doing this in March, but the trip was in December. ******* Early in the morning we were up and on our way to the airport. The Rome airport was easily navigated and we rested briefly in the lounge before boarding. On board, I had the obligatory […]Read More Alitalia Proves Themselves Once More
Yet another time-lapsed post. I’m writing this on March 5, 2014, so some details have been lost over the course of the last three months. Deal with it! ************************ Last day in Rome and we have another tour planned. AM is to guide us through the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel. Passing through the very […]Read More The Post Where We Visit the Garage
There seems to be a pattern developing. Toward the end of my trips I am falling behind on blogging, and that’s exactly what happened here. I started this entry in normal sequence but am completing it on March 5, 2014. Oops. But this trip must be completed to start another one…. And so this morning […]Read More What Is the Matter With Me?!?!
We were up with the sun and the view stopped us in our tracks. The cities here hang precipitously on the sides of the mountain, seemingly defying gravity, and the dawn lit them up in shades of yellow and orange, the shadows dappled with purples, pinks, and blues. The plan for today was to drive […]Read More Down the Amalfi Coast and Beyond
Today we bid an early farewell to Naples. We barely got to see her, but she is a grand city. In some ways she reminds me of Detroit. She puts on no airs. She is grungy. She is a little bit dangerous. And she is, without a doubt, real. We have eaten of her foods, […]Read More “Why Are They Honking At Us?” “Because You’re Stopped At The Red Light!”
Walking here is a full contact sport. There is an Italian view of personal space that is, basically, nonexistent. It would be very easy to have your pocket picked because people are bumping into you everywhere. As a result of the many cautions we were offered both D and I spent the whole day with […]Read More I’ll Have the Pizza