Desert Driving: Mesas and Mistakes
I’m back at home, finally! … I had better finish up the road trip I started writing about last week while it was happening. Because it got a lot weirder from there.
Bonus Post – Monterey Bay Aquarium
As promised in the last post, here are the photos from the Monterey Bay Aquarium.
Ay-yi-yi-yi, The Open Road is Home
We take a break from the Italy trip report to tell you about the road trip, which is finally happening even as we speak. I’m writing this from a Best Western in Barstow, California.
A Message From the Crab.
A crab knows beaches better than any vertebrate. And the beach was where we went next. Sorrento, to be specific, on the Amalfi Coast.
St. Peter and St. Christopher
The Papal Basilica of St. Peter in the Vatican, more commonly simply known as St. Peter’s Basilica, is the largest church in the world. And boy, does it ever make sure that you know it.
United Breaks Passengers
We interrupt the saga of our Italian adventure to bring you the horrific story of what has been happening as we attempt to finish the trip. Next week, I’ll be back to telling you all about St. Peter’s Basilica and our adventures in the subways of Rome, but I had to stop for a while to tell you about this. Because it’s the worst airport experience I’ve had in almost fifty years of frequent flying.
The Vatican — a very different country from the antiquities of Rome, or even the flashy design of modern Italy.
Of Things Colossal
The Roman Colosseum is indeed colossal, but that’s not how it got its name. According to our guide, the emperor Nero …
Scattered Chunks of Antiquity
In addition to the ancient pieces built into the everyday houses around us, there were random elements of ancient archaeological sites all around us.