Category Archives: Adventure

Our last day in Roma

Our last day in  Rome–time to see everything we possibly could. Which meant another early wake-up call so that we could beat the crowds to the ticket booths. First order of business though–pack up and ckeck out. The nice people … Continue reading

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Pompeii and Vesuvius–the brutality of a volcano and the kindness of strangers

It’s difficult to recall the splendors of Italy while in front of my computer a month later. Especially since I’m in my robe and PJs after a dinner of toast and peanut butter. But I will give it my best … Continue reading

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Day 5 – sheep in a park and green brains on the road

Off we go again – back to Rome via the high-speed train. In the station, I caught sight of this sign, and took a bet with myself that it would translate into something important. It did. According to Google Translate, … Continue reading

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Day and night over Florence

Our first plan of action today, after a bite to eat and some coffee at the hotel (I’ve learned to like cappuchino, because black coffee is atrocious here), was to catch a bus and ride up to the Piazzale Michelangelo, … Continue reading

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Day 3 – our foray into Florence

This morning found us at the train station, luggage in hand, waiting for the high-speed train that would take us to Florence–or “Firenze”, which is what it’s called by the Italians. It was a nice, quiet ride–truly fast, but not … Continue reading

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Out and about in Rome–Day 2 of our adventure

Today being Sunday, it was primary in our minds to find a church. It being Rome, we figured you couldn’t throw a stone without hitting a Catholic church. Well, true enough–but if you’re in the wrong place, that church may … Continue reading

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Our last day in Scotland–farewell, but not forever

EDINBURGH We left our “castle” early, because we had a lot to see in very little time.    Our plan was to get as close to Edinburgh Castle as we could, then drop the car in a NCP (National Car … Continue reading

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