Life likes to veer off in annoying and unexpected ways and that certainly happened. Nothing earth shaking for anyone except for me-
I had phone issues, which is to say it fell in water, and if you can't figure out how that happened, then you can just message me or ask someone how that might have happened.... doesn't matter anyway. I haven't written an Italy blog post for a couple days because I have several pictures on my phone that I want to use (notice- happily- that I use the word HAVE - present tense, not past!) Anyway, this all happened on the day that there was a horrendous storm up in northern Wisconsin, farther north than I am. And basically there isn't, right at this moment, a path to Bayfield that takes less than 4 hours. I am thinking that should be remedied quickly, but you know what I mean. Since the Mad-English Teacher and Mad-Science teacher and I were planning a trip up there next Monday, well..... that was just sad and depressing. And it seems there are no open roads.... But like I said, that could be remedied quickly.
Oh yeah, so the phone, I have a new one and impressively, in just barely over 24 hours, I have a different phone and I have it set up and for the most part back to normal. Sort of normal. There are some weird things, but that is fine I guess. Sort of. I've been told not to whine about the glitches.... haha, especially when I live up here in the Tundra and I have a replacement phone without driving anywhere.... perspective.
|Looking back towards Sorrento|
I have to say that Capri (pronounced CAP ree by the locals), also known as the Mama Mia Island, was just gorgeous. I also have to say, this was a little out of my comfort zone because of the heights involved. From the lovely balcony in Sorrento to the high over look before we got to Sorrento to the SUPER high lookout at the top of Capri- well it made me a little squeamish. I LOVED the boat rides involved though!! My sister, who has no height issues, LOVED the views. Lol- she's adorable.
|Legend has it if you kiss your true love when you go under it - Idk, you will live forever or something. haha- I couldn't quickly find the legend, so you can probably get the gist of this.|
|One of the caves|
After piling into the bus in the morning, we headed over to the docks where we got on a BIG ferry (except no cars on that boat) and headed on over to the Island. Breathtaking views! And we were a little squished- everything on Capri is squished and crowded.
|A Roman "doorway"|
|THIS was so beautiful-|
Our boat trip from the Island to Naples was almost an hour long- we all almost fell asleep..... ok, most people did fall asleep, and I in my usual way, did NOT- it was close though. It was a very soothing ride, the ferry was so big that it was rhythmic and relaxing.
|Naples and Mount Vesuvius! Not as pretty. lol Vesuvius- EVERY one of our guides in that area said- Mt. Vesuvius is going to erupt again. VERY SOON!! Not today or this week, but soon. That made me smile.|
|The houses are sort of stacks one on top of the other|
|Lovely sunset as seen from the Hotel La Meridienne!|
And then over an hour to the hotel and some supper and rest... And now hang on- we are headed to Roma and traffic and crowds and bustle and a totally different and seriously cool experience. I did like Rome. A lot.
But that is for the next couple posts.... and that will be a joy.
ETA! There IS a detour around the massive HWY 13 washout now and Bayfield is more easily in our grips. :) YAY