About Me

I am a 45 year husband and dad, currently adjusting to life back in the United States after living in Italy for a little over two years. I love spending time with my family, cycling, model railroading, mosaics and watching TV and movies.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Day in Sorrento

We decided to hang out and relax in Sorrento today.  Carolyn has been fighting a nasty cough.  Brandon is trying to get over a bit of a cough as well.  We slept in a bit this morning before heading to breakfast. 

Carolyn wanted to visit the museum in Sorrento.  I honestly don't remember the name, probably because Katrina, Brandon and I didn't go with her.  We walked her over to the museum, then wandered the neighborhoods nearby. 

Mt Vesuvius and Naples across the bay

Looking up the coast from Sorrento

I thought this tree was beautiful. 

The waterfront of Sorrento

Across the street from the museum is the Lemon Grove Garden (L'Agruminato) that is open to the public.  This small park is full of lemon and orange trees.  They gardeners have even grafted orange branches onto a lemon tree so that both fruits grow from the same tree.  

Oranges in the park.  There are so many lemon trees and all I got pictures of were orange trees!?  The lemons are harvested twice a year - June and December. 

Another, clearer view of Mt Vesuvius

After leaving the lemon - orange orchard, we headed down the street and found a park for Brandon to burn off some energy.  He spent most of his time on the swings, the spun himself around on the merry-go-round.  

I persuaded him to try the little kids rocking camel. 

I thought this story was funny and interesting:  Italian men worship their mothers.  Italians joke that Jesus must have been Italian, because his mother believed her son was God, he believed his mom was a virgin, and he lived at home with her until he was 30.  This is so true here in Italy!

We had a light lunch then headed back to the hotel to relax for a few hours.  Dinner this evening was pizza at O Sole Mio. 

Tomorrow we head to Napoli

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