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Mt Vesuvius

Friday, September 25, 2015

I had a chance to go on "The Grand Tour" of Mt Vesuvius last month. It was a beautiful but hot day. You would think up on the mountain it would be cooler but it wasn't - it was around 96 degrees. I thought I was going to die a few times. We started out at the base and took the USO bus to the National Park entrance. Once there we got on 4 wheel drive buses - which took us to the beginning of the trail. That was the easy part. The hike up was only a little over a mile but according to my fitbit is was equal to 58 flights of stairs. The view was great, we could see all of Naples, Pompeii and the Bay of Naples. Once we reached the top we could see into the crater of Vesuvius. . After we walked back down and got back to our bus we went to a winery for lunch and wine tasting. Needless to say I ate everything and drank everything put in front of me. Afterwards we got a tour and a chance to purchase wine to take home. I spent way to much on wine. I don't even drink on a normal basis but have started a wine collection for when we move home. It makes great gifts.

We finally got all of our household goods. Things are broken and we have to file a claim but we are getting settled in. I've made a good friend who goes on trips with me.

Have a great day!
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