A Visit and a Voyage
Our next visitor was Billaaaayyy. (Hi Billy!) Billy was Ryan’s roommate before we left for Italy, one of our closest friends … is always smiling (you’ll see that in the pictures), and makes us smile a lot too (you’ll see that in the pictures too). Billy explored Rome on his own during the day, and then we met up for lunch and dinner. To keep his visit interesting, we headed out on the road on the weekend to see the Amalfi Coast.
The Amalfi coast is in the southern part of Italy. It has a bunch of cute towns along the coast, and an amazing windy road along the edge of cliffs with fantastic views. All of the reviews I’ve read said that it was gorgeous but nerve wracking and dangerous – apparently the people who wrote those reviews have never driven in Italy before. I wouldn’t recommend driving the coast road at night in the dark … but there were huge stone walls with steel railings, so aside from the one time a car headed straight for us because the driver was busy looking at the view … we felt pretty safe. And the drive was amazing.
Driving ourselves also allowed us to stop along the side of the road and pick up fresh-from-the-mountains oranges and strawberries to snack on on the way. Oh, and the big yellow things, those are lemons. But who wants to eat a lemon?
Most of the fun of driving the Amalfi Coast road is just admiring the views. We had fun stopping when we could to get out and admire the views a little more leisurely.
Of course, the view from the road wasn’t the only thing we saw …