Thursday, September 22, 2011

Mt. Vesuvius and Pompeii

Mt. Vesuvius as seen from Pompeii.
On Tuesday morning we toured Pompeii.  Incredible.  Mt. Vesuvius in the distance was impressive.  I think best to just post some photos.  Under time constraint here---dinner coming up, and then we are packing tonight to leave for Rome tomorrow.  I'll have post later on Ravello and Amalfi coast. 

Ruins of Pompeii.

Cast of Pompeii victim probably trying to keep ash from face.

Cobble stone streets.

Dan taking a break.

View of  Vesuvius from the other side looking across the Bay of Naples.
Dan and I almost missed this trip.  We overslept and fortunately woke up about half an hour before we were to meet the bus.  We had to skip breakfast.  We would have been so disappointed to miss this.