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welcome to Sorrento!

welcome to Sorrento!


So I got quite caught up on sleep last night- but the
sleeping in did nothing for my jetlag!! That’s for sure! We had today to wander
a bit and get some set up taken care of… we were in pretty good shape, so we
left in search of pizza!  this is Wendy Senger… my partner in crime for this

trip… she is the owner of Tattered Angels and my international travel buddy!



It took us a bit (lack of navigational tools, as I
have been banned from using my iphone GPS internationally) – we wanted to go to
Sorrento- which is a village about 20 minutes away by train. We set off in
search of the train station. After a round about walk, we thought- lets just
take a taxi- the taxi driver quoted us 50 Euros to get to Sorrento… and we got
right back out of the taxi! We finally asked for directions and found the train
station! And it was a good choice! It only cost 2.80 Euros for both of us to
travel on the train! It was a beautiful train ride, and Sorrento was a delight!
It’s just beautiful! It only took a sec to locate a pizza place and I must say
that it was FANTASTIC! Sooo yummy. Wow. The crust was so perfectly light and
the sauce was so flavorful!  It helped
that I was completely starving!Pizza

 We topped it off with Gelato (delish)! Once we
were fed, we did tons of walking and exploring.

 here is a peek at a few of my favorites!

i mean… serioulsy… how about this place? those colors? mmm…

and look at those cliffs!! the colors are amazing here too! can you see the red bus driving up the hill in the distance? i mean, is this real?? – it is… but there are people that have to deal w/ this everyday!! LOL

ok, this is a funny story- i thought i'd take a photo of this guy, and i am across the street, and he is like trying to get our attention to come and buy flowers… so i look over, and snap the photo, turned and totally tripped over a ledge in the cobblestone and almost totally fell on my face. he was laughing out loud!

wow.. check out this church! now, this is my kind of church!!

Morepink chuch
here it is just a little more close up! i was LOVING this!!

can't you just see a delightful wedding photoshoot here?

I LOVE it!. I was in awe
looking at the aging on the buildings and stone walls and streets! WOW!  Sorrento is just right on the ‘sea’
(it’s not an ocean)…but there is no shore line- its just cliffs… so the hotels
and buildings are built just right along the edge of these cliffs.

So at the moment, Italy is having regional political
elections, and so seriously people are slapping up political ads everywhere-
they are totally you know like piling on over the tops of others…. 


All day we
just see cars pull up and slap new posters over the ones that had just been put
up by another team… and then you know, we are laughing at the vans driving
around w/ the loud speaker and the big faces decorating the vans! Classic…



Tomorrow kicks off w/ all the classes, so I am sure it will
be fabulous!! Women have been arriving and we have been getting acquainted! I
just love making new friends and getting to know people from all over the
world. It’s such a blessing in my life! Makes me SMILE!!



I am missing my littles! – I got to skype with them last
night for a few minutes! Everyone seems to be coping well and doing great!
Sending love to my fam! Missing you guys!! Thanks Kates… and Rane … HUGS!!! (ahhh… they are so cute! i love skype so much!)

no doubt there will be many more stories and adventures tomorrow! i'll try to be a good photo-taker! i am usually not very good when i have to teach… so we'll see!!


caio! caio!

  • Rachel Carlson

    25 March, 2010 at 5:30 pm Reply

    ciao bellas!
    simply WOW. looks like a grand time so far. thanks for sharing the adventures. look forward to so much more. ENJOY.
    xoxo, rachel

  • Nancy Wyatt

    25 March, 2010 at 5:41 pm Reply

    Oh my! Heidi it looks amazing! I don’t think I will ever get to make it to Italy so I’m always grateful to see it through a friends eyes! Thanks for sharing and continue to have an awesome time! hugs from Texas!

  • Curtis Barrow

    25 March, 2010 at 5:55 pm Reply

    Wow!!! Italy is so beautiful. Especially Sorrento. You are right about the colours–hope they will be inspiring for you. Our family also skypes when my husband is TDY or with my daughter on the West Coast–love it. Enjoy the journey, Heidi.
    Leslee in MT

  • Lori Batronis

    25 March, 2010 at 6:40 pm Reply

    So very beautiful. Just WOW!!!

  • Karalyn Burnside

    25 March, 2010 at 6:55 pm Reply

    Love love love Italy!! Please have a margarita pizza for me – SO yummy! And have gelato for me too….yummy! 🙂

  • Talesfrommynest.blogspot.com

    25 March, 2010 at 6:58 pm Reply

    I feel like the biggest idiot in the world for not knowing how to leave comments on your blog until now!
    Anyway-your pictures are amazing! Thanks so much for sharing them… I cannot wait to visit there!
    Have a great time!

  • Denise Lynkowski

    25 March, 2010 at 8:45 pm Reply

    Italy is Number one on my “must visit” list but I don’t foresee it happening in the near future. If you don’t mind, for now, I am going to live vicariously though you.

  • Kim Rose

    25 March, 2010 at 9:36 pm Reply

    Beautiful pics! Enjoy your trip. What an amazing experience to see so many parts of the world. I love Europe. Fascinating!
    I was going to send you a text today but then remembered that you didn’t take your phone. Enjoy the freedom of not having it!
    I will share my thought with you later!!! Hee! Hee!

  • Paige Tyler

    26 March, 2010 at 12:09 am Reply

    As an Army wife living in Southern Germany I get to eat that pizza all the time! It is soooo delish!!! I think I like its simplicity best. I could easily eat it everyday and not get sick of it.

  • Linda

    26 March, 2010 at 5:59 am Reply

    can I carry your bags? It’s lovely…enjoy.

  • Emmett Radiator Service

    26 March, 2010 at 8:00 am Reply

    Heidi,Went there in November. You HAVE TO go to Capri and an absolute must to drive along the Amalfi Coast. Beautiful does not begin to describe it! Okay and the word Ciao, well every time I heard the word Ciao I thought…CHOW…and thought to myself oh yeah, great food, I’m all over it…..hence the diet for this year…bummer. But the food was worth it. If you remember don’t order any beef anywhere…do you see any cows there???? Just a word from experience.

  • todd+amber

    26 March, 2010 at 8:13 am Reply

    ciao bella! oh, the photos take me back – thank you for sharing my dear! and coca cola light – i’m lovin’ it!

  • Vicki Chrisman

    26 March, 2010 at 11:29 pm Reply

    Ohhh.. so beautiful! Hope you guys are enjoying the sights. Safe travles.

  • Linda Rivera

    27 March, 2010 at 5:33 am Reply

    oh wow heidi how beautiful… everything is lovely. the picture of the statue of blessed mother.. the hillsides
    i really live vicariously through you gals. lol- {fear of flying} so thanks for sharing everything your creativity, your travels, wonderful family, bless you get home safe. ciao

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