RAIN! Booooooooooo! We had to take an expensive cab to catch the bus for our Amalfi Drive tour (no shuttle that early). Then it rained for most of the tour and we got soaked. But – the views were amazing and we took the most stunning pictures during this part of our trip. We also had a nice lunch with a couple from the UK. (They talked a lot about 9/11 and the royal wedding. And they totally used the phrase “fortnight” – it was awesome!)
|Madonna holding her child|
|Fresh squeeze Amalfi orange juice – yum yum yum!!|
|It took all my will power not to stand next to this and mimic the statue in the middle at the bottom. Lol!|
|Do you see me?|
|Look at the size of those meringues!|
|My Toms! I wore these the entire trip – so comfy!|
|The Sleeping Giant – do you see him?|
|“Room service! You want me fluff your pillow?” Name that movie!|
|Morning in Sorrento!|
The next morning we traveled to Pompeii. This time on the local train, there was an ENTIRE band playing and begging for money – complete with an accordion player!
We didn’t have a guided tour of Pompeii, which was a bad decision. We had no clue what we were looking at most of the time and we got lost at one point. But we still had a good time. I’ve always been fascinated with Pompeii ever since I watch a movie during elementary school about it, so it was awesome to finally see it in person!
|Who knew they had a vineyard in Pompeii?|
|Goofy face, but the sandwich looks awesome. Mmm!|
|Josh’s 1/2 eaten carbonara.|
We went back to Sorrento and shopped around all afternoon. Then did a quick trip back up to the hotel to change for dinner.
For dinner, Josh had pasta carbonara AGAIN (guess I know what I need to learn to make when we get home) and I had a pasta dish with red sauce, tomatoes, mozzarella, eggplant, and basil. It had a long Italian name and I took a stab at saying it when I ordered. The waiter totally laughed at me. Oh well!
|I look so awkward….|
A few last things about Sorrento:
There were a million British kids touring around. Josh and I figured it must be their fall break.
Riding around Sorrento and Amalfi was SCARY! There were tons of one lane roads curving up the mountains – yikes! The huge tour bus we were on during the Amalfi drive had to back up ¼ of a mile at one point because a delivery truck was driving up the road. At least he was a safe driver – hands on the wheel and never on his cell phone.
There was an orange tabby cat at the hotel. He came into the restaurant during breakfast one morning – the waiters didn’t seem to care!
At the fancy restaurant (where Josh made me take a pic with the guitar player) a dog walked into the outdoor seating area where we were eating. I figured the waiters would shoo him out, but instead a woman brought him out a plate of dog food and fed him right outside the restaurant. He was so cute – soft and brown with big sad puppy dog eyes. After he ate his plate of food, he came back into the outdoor seating area and lay down and took a nap. It made me miss my puppies SO much!