NAPLES

August 11, 2011 - Naples, Italy

NAPLES IS THE STOP TODAY. THIS IS THE STOP FOR POMPEII AND THE ALMALFI COAST. WE OPTED FOR POMPEII AS I THOUGHT JOE WOULD LIKE IT BEST. UP EARLY AS BUS DEPARTED AT 845 SO HIT THE BUFFET FOR A QUICK BKFST SANDWICH AND THEN WE WHERE OFF. THE DRIVE TO POMPEII TOOK US THROUGH THE COUNTRYSIDE TO THE BASE OF MOUNT VESUVUS . FOR THOSE WHO DON'T KNOW THE MOUNT IS AN ACTIVE VOLCANO AND IT ERUPTED DURING ANCIENT ROMAN TIMES ENCAPSULATING THE CITY OF POMPEII IN VOLCANIC ASH AND LAVA. WHEN THIS EVENT TOOK PLACE IT WAS LIKE THE TIME STOPPED AND ALL THINGS IN POMPEII WHERE PRESERVED IN ASH. WHEN YOU VISIT THE SITE THERE ARE CONCRETE CASTS OF PERSONS THAT PERISHED IN THE ASH. THEY FOUND THAT A VOID WAS LEFT IN THE ASH AND WHEN CONCRETE WAS PUT IN THE VOID IT MADE A CAST OF THE PERSONS BODY DEPICTING THE MANNER IN WHICH THE PERSON WAS LAST ALIVE. PRETTY INTERESTING! WE HAD A GOOD TIME AND JOE STUCK IT OUT LIE A TROOPER. RETURNED TO THE SHIP AND HAD SOME DOWN TIME IN THE SPA . THEN OFF TO DINNER IN THE ITALIAN CAFE . I AM SURE IT WONT BE AS GOOD AS SOME OF THE REAL FOOD WE HAVE HAD ON SHORE BUT NEED SOME PASTA!! NEXT DAY IS AT SEA AND WE HAVE DINNER AT TEPPANYAKI WHICH IS LIKE BENNIHANA FROM THE CASINO HOST SO NO CHARGE AND A GREAT MEAL! WILL BE UPDATING THE LAST STOP , PALMA MAJORICA SPAIN ON SATURDAY NIGHT, THEN IT IS TIME TO BE ON OUR WAY HOME SUNDAY.. LOVE TO ALL AND SEE YOU SOON, JR AND VB

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3 Comments

Kathy:
August 13, 2011
Hi guys, glad your having a good time.....say hi to my cousing in Palma tomorrow.........lol
Kathy:
August 13, 2011
sorry that was cousin.lol
melody hamasaki:
August 14, 2011
So glad you and Joseph are able to see the world. Everything looks so interesting. Have a safe trip back see you are the bridal shower.
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