The next morning, we were up early. We had our tour of Pompeii and the Amalfi Coast coming up and we couldn't be late for the bus. We made our way to the breakfast room, which was on our floor but in the rear of the building. It was strange. There were all of these … Continue reading Europe 2019 Part 13: Pompeii and the Amalfi Coast
A few weeks back, I was visiting Los Angeles. I was tracking something down with google Maps. It sent me in the wrong direction, which, while frustrating, actually turned out to be a good thing. I was in the Echo Park area on Sunset Boulevard. Traffic was crazy and when I realized I needed to … Continue reading Local Boogeyman — An L.A. store that’s really SCARY good!
It was early the day we were to leave Florence for Naples. I was up before everyone else and took some pictures of the apartment we had been staying in. Although we were all packed and ready to go, someone had to make a last-minute run to the garbage and recycling bins a couple of … Continue reading Europe 2019 Part 12: See Naples and DIE…and then go to Herculaneum
This sign (above) had been staring at me every time I went to the bathroom while in Florence. There was also a sign in the kitchen we chose to ignore for most of the week we were there. It was our last day in Florence...and it was time to deal with the garbage. Joy. There … Continue reading Europe 2019 Part 11: The Florence Finale and the VR Experience
The morning after our amazing trip to Venice, I was up early. I was going to visit my friend Mauro in northern Italy in a town called Fontevivo. I had an early train to catch. Ricki and Erich were still sleeping when I left. I crossed the Ponte Vecchio and snapped a photo of the … Continue reading Europe 2019 Part 10: A visit to Fontevivo (Where?), Italy and meeting a Friend
The next morning we were up early. We were taking a high-speed train to Venice for the day. Maybe it was my imagination, but things were still a bit iffy-feeling between Erich and Ricki. They were better than they had been the day before, though. It only felt a little awkward. I got my morning … Continue reading Europe 2019 Part 9: VENICE!!
When I last left off, I was writing postcards and Erich and Ricki were getting ready for bed. That was true, except… there was some real, palpable tension that night. I noticed it when I returned from Russia. Ricki seemed a bit aloof and that only seemed to intensify once we reached Florence. She was […]