Yup, you guessed it we are at the top of a volcano and it was absolutely mind blowing. It took us several hours, a bus, a train and 45 minute hike but we made it to the top (and Devin did not whine at all). It felt like being on top of the world. We were above the clouds and could watch them racing towards us and part for the Volcano (not us of course although it felt that way).
After experiencing the immense power of Mount Vesuvius and yelling dumb things in the volcano just to hear them yelled back us (such as hello and this is wicked cool), we headed to Pompei to explore the destruction that Mount Vesuvius caused.
Devin atop the mount
This is real victim from the explosion over 2,000 years ago. As you know lava preserves like no other and when they found the site -- they found full intact human remains.
The ruins Pomepei with the still active Vesuvius looming in the background
Our home base during the trip was Naples. And as the guidebook says, you will never feel more alive than in Naples because you will never feel your life so at risk.
Erin with the original pizza, who"s birthplace is Naples.
Sorry this blog was brief on the writing. Our FREE internet time was limited and we love FREE.
Next stop, Amalfi.....