Saturday, January 5, 2013

Pompeii and Sorrento

Our trip to Rome was one of our best.  But the last day was just okay.  We rented a car and drove to Pompeii.  It took over two hours to get there and just driving through Rome in a car was experience enough.  We had a great lunch at a very authentic Italian restaurant. We then rented our headsets and started walking around Pompeii.  Keith and I had already been there so it was mostly about the kids seeing it and they kind of lost interest after 30 minutes.  At this point we took a short train ride to Sorrento which is one of my favorite cities in Italy.  We started to walk around the darling town, got some gelato, and then Josh got sick.  Maybe too much gelato.  We left Sorrento before seeing much, took the train back to Pompeii, drove home the almost three hours because of the traffic in Rome, spent what felt like forever looking for a parking space for our rental car, and tried to pack so we would be ready to leave the next morning.  In addition, I forgot my camera battery and had to take pictures with Kelly's I-pod.  Not our best day.
At lunch our cute waiter stayed and talked through our entire meal.  He was this little old Italian man that was excited that we were from Utah because he had been there as a child.

Why can't my eleven year old son eat gelato like a normal person?
You would think we would be the ones getting sick. 


  1. What a fun trip. You always make me laugh by some of your comments. Love you all. Mom

  2. Wow! I love Sorrento and Pompei. I'm sorry it wasn't a very good day for you guys but WOW you were in Sorrento and you got to ride the CircumVessuviano metro from Pompei....see that was my first area on my mission so it holds a special place for me. Plus, I bought a little inlaid wood music box from Sorrento and gave it to Melissa as my wedding gift to her. We can't wait to go together!

    We miss you guys! Thanks for still writing about the stories!
    Chris Hine