First an apology to my internet wargaming friends for doing another non-wargaming post, I try to limit these to 1-2 per year, which I suppose is not unreasonable. But I was asked by a couple of you for some photos, so I said why not.
Myself and my wife Jennifer have just got back from 2 week Italian vacation. We had a great time but it was very hot. As some of you know, our vacation plans initially were envisioned as a trek through the Austrian or Swiss Alps. We usually travel in the late winter or fall, neither of us are big into heat, but we decided this year to go in the summer as our 16 year old daughter was in Ecuador for a month. Our 19 year old son Simon could of course look after himself (which he appears to have done so as there was case after case of empties on the back porch despite protestations that he never had more then 4-5 friends in for the whole 16 days). Somehow or other, however, this morphed into a plan to spend some time in Verona attending the opera and then a walking trip across the cliffs of the Amalfi Coast. Well it never dropped below 33 (90) and hit 39 (100) degrees one day in Capri!
Despite this we did get quite a bit of walking in, lots of swimming in the Tyrrhenian Sea as well as drinking many, many drinks and a 4 kg weight gain! Well on to some holiday snaps.
|Starting off at Logan|
|Piazza di Signori in Verona|
|Rio Adige, Verona|
|Trans Dolimite Highway (more scary then the Amalfi Coast to drive)|
|House of Titian in Pieve de Cadore (South Tyrol)|
|Verdi's Aïda in the Verona Arena|
|An aprés opéra dinner|
|Why I love Rome|
|Night in Amalfi|
|Another dead soldier, but an excellent one!|
|Villa Cimbrone in Ravello|
|View from Hotel Pastea in Positano|
|The highlight of the trip for my wife: Dinner at La Sponda in the Hotel Sireneuse|
|Hmm..this looks like it is going to cost me!|
|Hotel Gatto Bianca in Capri|
|The aforementioned Gatto|
|Going through the Faraglioni in a 7 m boat in 2 meter seas off Capri..Fun!|
|The famous Ristorante da Paolino in Capri (almost have hit the 4kg mark by now)|
|Rubbing the Sphinx's Arse at the Villa San Michele|
|Capri from Anacapri|