The timing was right. The time off work was available, so I decided to break out of the winter doldrums and get back to the Amalfi Coast. It’s one of the most beautiful parts of Italy.
I didn’t bring many clothes, but did bring all sorts of technology. I’m an hour out of Frankfurt, typing away on my super-fast Lenovo Yoga laptop. My Garmin 550 Zumo GPS device with the road maps of Italy installed is designed for a motorcycle, but works great in a car as well. I remembered to bring the power cord and cradle for it, which is a minor miracle. I’m learning to use my new Nikon D600 SLR camera, and will post photos here if I take any that are worth the bandwidth.
I’d packed my bag on Wednesday night. Thursday was my last day of work, I’d been on day-shift all week attending a class, and I’d had enough. Marv offered to let me park my truck at their house, and then give me a ride to the airport. After going to Marv and MaryLou’s after work Thursday, we went to their daughter’s house to have dinner with their family. It was a warm and friendly send-off.
I flew on Lufthansa from Seattle to Frankfurt, and then connected to Rome where I had reservations at Hotel Canada where I had stayed previously. The included breakfast at Hotel Canada was memorable, not only for the food offered, but for the room in which it’s served.