Monday, May 2, 2011

Capri and Sorrento

My parents and I took off for the weekend.  It was pretty much our last free weekend before we leave Rome, and boy, was it well spent!

We took a roughly 3 hour drive to Sorrento.  I do not remember the first two hours, because I was asleep.  I believe my vehicle narcolepsy kicked in about 4 and a half minutes into the drive.

Once I was done checking my eyelids for light leaks, I watched Naples fly by as we zipped through.  I can't say it's a very pretty place; or at least the majority of it isn't.  But really, I can't honestly give a good picture because you can't see anything for all the rubbish piled along the streets.

I read a few pages of The Help on my Kindle, which is a fantastic read so far.  Once we got to the bottom of the mountain, the beauty of the Mediterranean was breathtaking!  However, we were in for quite an adventure.  As we wound our way up, the TomTom (whom I HateHate) went on the fritz.  This resulted in a terrible journey through bumpy roads and narrow streets.

Naturally, my hands were over my eyes, but it was still harrowing.

Once we arrived at our hotel, we plopped our bags down and got some pizza.  I had mozzarella and anchovy pizza.  I seriously can not eat enough anchovy pizza.  It's an illness.

Saturday, we awoke to a wet canvas of earth, but we carried on.  I will forever bless my saint of a mother for urging me to wear my coat.  The day got so chilly that I also had to purchase a scarf.  I thought my boat shoes would be PERFECT for a rainy day, but I'm pretty sure they're still damp.

My mom got a fancy camera for her birthday, so if she ever had a free second, she was taking pictures.  And she took a LOT of pictures of me.  These are just too hilarious not to share... I wouldn't normally post so many pictures of just me, but these were just too hilarious.  I didn't get any pictures on my camera, because I'm a geek, so instead I will assault your eyes with these.

Why am I poking my face?  I really couldn't tell you.

Evoking the goofy tourist pose.  Whilst sopping wet.

When the camera's flashing over and over, you have to get creative, you see.

So thank you, mother.  Now I have something to look back on and to laugh at when I'm old and gray.  And now I've realized that my dad and I have the very same eyebrows.

Over all, the trip was so much fun, no matter how cold and wet we were.  And we bought some Sorrento lemons, which are... not small.

THAT'S a lemon.

And now I won't post another picture with my face in it for 4 more years.

You're welcome.


  1. You are so adorable. :D And the first picture of you is stunning. <3

  2. But...but...

    I love your face!

  3. I just found your blog, and to let you know I will be a faithful follower.
    I am so happy that you live in Belgium, and are a Christian. Ever since I did a report on Belgium in school, I've been so in love.
    And YOU are beautiful!!!! Honestly, you're gorgeous!! Sorry about my rambling...:D
    In Christ,


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