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Published: November 3rd 2010
Wednesday, November 3rd
This was the best day of weather since we have been on the cruise. The sun shined all day and there was no rain. We started the day with a tour of the ruins at Pompeii. Pompeii was destroyed by the Mount Vesuvius volcano when it erupted in 79 AD. It is still an active volcano today and we were told by our guide that scientists predict it will experience another major eruption within the next 80 to 100 years.
We had a great guide who got us into a few areas where the general public couldn’t go. We saw some relatively new excavations that the general public couldn’t see. There were bath houses, residences, shops and even brothels that had been preserved since the eruption in 79 AD.
Next we traveled to Sorrento and Positano. These are on the Amalfi coast of Italy and it was a beautiful winding drive. This place was like heaven. The buildings and houses on the cliffs were picturesque and the climate and the sea air were wonderful. Nalynn did some shopping and of course we stopped for pizza.
We hope you are all well and
happy. Please send us a note if you have a chance.
Arlyn and Nalynn
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