Viva Italia – Prologue

Prologue.

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.

Viva Italia Rome and Sorrento

Ravello, Amalfi, Positano, and the Amalfi Coast

Paestum

Capri, and Home to Rome

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