LHR-SEA

We fly out at 3pm today… We’ve had an amazing time, but are also ready to be home :) Thanks for coming along with us and looking at all our pictures!

Naples

  Here’s a few from our only night in Naples. We just walked on the main shopping street for a bit and had a bite to eat before turning in for the night. We had a great roof top view from the hotel.

Naples

  We finally arrived in Naples. This was probably our toughest day traveling. We had a late night in Positano, the ferries were a mess and we had to change tickets because we would have missed our connection in Sorrento, our hotel was over booked so we had to move. …

The beach, part II

A couple more from the beach before we head out for a night on the town. It’s our last night in Positano, tomorrow we’ve got a stay in Naples. If you look close the signature says 2009. I guess he’s been working on this one for a while. Not entirely …

Finally happened

Walking home today from the beach, along side the narrow road, a beginner driver on the coastal road side swiped my arm. Didn’t hurt but I managed to dent in his side mirror…all I have is a bruised lower arm. Life is still grand out here!!

Capri

(from our book) CAPRI TOWN With its whitewashed stone buildings and tiny car-free streets, Capri town evokes a film set. Central to the action is ‘Piazza Umberto I’ (aka the Piazzetta), the showy, open-air salon where tanned tourists pay eye-watering prices to sip at one of the four square-side cafes. …

La Tagliata (updated)

Headed out for dinner. My beautiful wife and I! ——– Since the roads are so narrow and have pin hair turns this place comes and gets you. It rests up above positano with an amazing view. When we got there all the family greets you with a hand shake and …

Day off.

We took the day off. I slept. Lorah read. Tonight we have dinner reservations at a restaurant recommended by our taxi driver from Sorrento to Positano. Wait, we did buy tickets for the boat to Capri tomorrow! I’m sure we’ll have a wealth of pictures to share.

Video

The video is of a one way street that hovers above the town center- still tons of shops along the street but is the only road buses can take if they want to get close to the town center. Half way thru the video is the walkway into the heart …

Scooter

This am was early for me, seems that suddenly I can sleep past 7am,brad however is still up at around 6 no matter how late we stay up. We waited down by the street for angela (the lady who we are renting the villa from) friend to drop off the …

Shopping and a scooter

Pictures from Monday, shopping, eating, drinking coffee, and repeating. The sunset was amazing last night… Today we’re renting a vespa and headed to Amalfi town. (map below reproduced without permission from the author :))

Positano

Sunday 9/11. When we got back to the villa lorah said “We got a lot done for doing nothing”. We made it to the market again, had lunch on the street at a little cafe and generally spent the day walking around. I read somewhere that a building permit hasn’t …

Downhill

The whole city is down the cliff side. The easy part is coming down to the beach. The hard part will be going back to our house across the main road, mile up hill stairs and truely narrow roads.. Ahh time to enjoy my glass of wine( bottle white locally …

Out and about in Positano

Sunday, 9/11. We’re out and about today getting the lay of the land. Lorah’s convinced the Italians don’t believe in soap of anykind. Our shopping list includes some of the things missing from the villa….. bath soap, dish soap, and laundry soap.

At home in Italy

Saturday 9/10 was spent flying from Dublin to Naples and then a bus ride to Sorrento where we took a taxi to Positano. We met angela on the street for the keys. She doesn’t speak a word of english and us no italian. After an hour of pointing and nodding …

The ghost tour bus

Friday night 9/9. Take a typical city bus, black out the windows, turn up the horror sounds, do it up halloween style and fill it with stories of exorcism and the reformation and you’ve got the Dublin Ghost bus tour. They drove us all over the city with stops at …

Dublin

9/9/2011 We got up early, packed up in Kinvara and drove to Dublin. It was a quick drive, only a couple hours. The car got dropped off downtown and we walked to the hotel. It was in the middle of everything. There’s an area called temple bar in dublin, about …

Smithwicks and the Dingle pennisula

We got a bit of a late start on thursday. It may have had something to do with our night out at O’Connolly’s listening to a some live traditional Irish music on Wednesday. When we finally got going we went to Dingle and did a quick tour of the Dingle …

Jon voight

After drive 2plus hours on the wrong side, the narrowest roads that you have ever seen we made it to our place for the next couple days. Best part is had to walk two blocks to get our key from the general store. We were walking back and got stopped …

A few from the camera…

Here’s a few from the camera…. Wagamama! (at heathrow) We just liked the name of this place. And the last drop, a few feet from where half-hangit Maggie died, well at least that was the intent because she was revived by a cobblestone ride to the cemetery and lived for …

Today is the day!

Today is the big day! We get married at 1400 UTC. We’ve got a few things to do before the big hour but nothing more important that getting to Lothian Chambers this afternoon. It’s still early here, 639am. Lorah’s asleep and I’m on the hunt for reliable wifi and a …

Best fireworks!!!

As I walked up 4 flights of stairs I met a guy named dennis. He was pissed about having a lift that only holds five people when its built fir 10.. I laughed and said looks like u need to file a complaint with the person who sold the lift …

Queen

The queen is here enjoying the last day of the Edinburgh festival!!!!! There is to be a huge fireworks show at 9p at the castle to end the festival. Didn’t get a glimpse of her but did see her house where she is staying.

Packing up

Lorah has spent the morning trying to 147 different kinds of bath products into a quart sized ziploc bag. I’m glad there’s no similar restrictions on electronics. I’m eagerly awaiting the day when one cable fits all…

Now we are really off.

Gaven suggested the team go out for lunch and I hit the boat after. Lorah was done two hours ago. We are officially on vacation. Lots to pack and get finalized but we are on our way!

OOO, £&€

It’s all about the details now. I put my out of office message on early at work just in case and have pounds and euros waiting at the bank for us! 72 hours to take off!

The ring/precious

Brad just picked out his ring. With a couple of days shopping he found it. After we get married he is going to engrave date,time, longitude and latitude(i think I spelt that right the auto correct didn’t pop up with the red underline). Only he would think of engraving that …

Glasses

At the eye doc. Waiting for Brad to come out.. We just walked in a couple stores looking for a ring for his finger :)!

“everything is in order”

This is what they said when I called Edinburgh this morning to check on the paperwork. It seems we really are getting married on September 5th at 2pm!

Napkins in my lunch

I think I told Lorah to remind me about commitments and plans we make because I can be a little forgetful sometimes….

Rick

Just picked up Rick steve Italy and Ireland. Eating some Italian inspired food and drinking a glass of white Italian wine. Unfortunately brad didn’t did a cork screw accessory for his man purse.

Find the purple tile

So I was looking at the directions to our place in Italy. The directions end at “the purple tile”. Sounds more like an easter egg hunt than directions to me. I’m thinking this part of the trip will be quite an adventure.

A few loose ends…

We’ve got almost everything planned… and may leave Ireland to chance because we just can’t decide between all the cool places to go. (cork, galway, aran, dingle are on the list) The rental car is done and the last night in Dublin booked. The countdown is definately beginning, 2 weeks …

Name change

I thought this was cute… One thing a guy doesn’t have to worry about. I guess she’s going through with it since she’s practicing her new name!