Thursday, March 30, 2006
A WALK TO THE ROMAN VILLA RUINS
(I sure do miss Adi!!)
Yesterday ended that way after seeing alla the ruins at Pompeii. We walked UP the hill/mountain.
It was long, and UP. About four (4) km. By the time we got up there my wornout right foot, the one that put me on crutches for three months a year ago, was hurtingwith every step.
a welcome site at the end of the at long walk were two Orange short range busses. Right thenk at the tabacchi, we bought our tickets back to the hotel.
It was another kilometer or so DOWN to the ruins. That was ok. The path was made of huge grey cobblestones, one to two or more feet across.
The ruins were right at the tip of our peninsula. The view was wonderful To the right was our Sorrento, from its small harbor up to the top of the mountain. All across in a wide arc were those Italian white hoiuses and hotels, with a red or yellow one here and there.
The ruins were practically oiur own. Maybe 200 BC to 250 AD in time. All still there all alone at the a ruin top.we sat on an old wall. There we had a picnic, Rick Steves style. Mrs. Jim had brought a bottle of red Sorrento wine, a small loaf of whole wheat French bread, a hunk of cheese, and an apple. That was our supper in solitude.
A guy on a motorscooter came down the cobble path to visit things. By that time we were exploring down below. A lagoon down there was very interesting. The bathroom--well, we did have our pants up and closed before the scooter guy looked down.
Up the hil we found the huge white dog friendlier than going down. The scooter fellow passed us, as did a German couple who came down after the scooter.
Our Orange bus ride was nice, it dropped us off across from oiur hotel.
Tomorrow Mrs. Jim and I will go to Naples on our own. Thursday is the Isle of Capri!
Sounds like you are having a great time. That dinner sounded great to me. Hope you are taking a lot of pictures.
Your trip sounds wonderful. On Thursday night, the lady at the restaurant we ate at in Calgary recommended the Sicilian wine... she didn't tell us the price though until we got the bill $120 a bottle.... Yikes!!
Your trip sounds amazing!!!
Red or white? Maybe your tastes are more yuppie than ours?
Anyway, it will be Tuscony and Provence. They get more for Sicilian wine up there.
Thanks for taking care of Adi. I put her picture on just now.
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