Thursday, June 05, 2008

Day 7

Here we are at the end of our Pompeii tour in Naples. On the right is our good friend Bob who is keeping us laughing. Pompeii is a place I've wanted to visit ever since I was a child. It's amazing to see how life was 2000 years ago. Interesting tidbit: In that time, soap didn't exist yet so the way they washed their clothing was with urine. People pee. You dropped your clothes off at the laundry and left your donation on the way out. The king was hip to this and placed a tax on pee. As our guide said, the tradition continued as in Italy, you have to pay for everything. She was right, I paid three bucks to use the bathroom in Naples. Today we're at sea, we're just now passing by the bottom of the boot of Italy and tomorrow we'll be in Croatia. It's been a week and we're finally feeling relaxed, yay.

16 comments:

anabel said...

Man,it looks like a great trip so far!

Lyvvie said...

You're so close and yet so far! I can't wait to hear about Croatia! Lots of pictures upon your return, right? You both really relaxed and happy and I'm happy for you both that you're enjoying your vacation. *HUGS*

Greg said...

Awww, man...no HNT from Pompeii?!?

: ) Those are definitely the faces of some relaxed and happy travelers. You are looking calmer with every photo! Enjoy...

Anonymous said...

I thought the smell of Bounce fabric softener ant-static sheets was bad. So, my third grade teacher was giving me a complement when she told me I smelled like pee in front of the whole class.
The three of you look like you're having a great time. Ed

lattégirl said...

Look at the fabulous clouds behind you! Ya'll look happy - and definitely what Greg said! Enjoy!

Patricia said...

Okay first the laundry. Ewww.

And is it just me or does your friend Bob look a little like Greg Kinnear?

Last, why are you all wearing #2 stickers? Please tell me it doesn't have anything to do with poo.

Polt said...

Leave it to Tornwordo to find a 2000 tidbit on human waste. :)

You guys look tan and rested, glad you're having such a great time!

HUGS...

Lewis said...

PEE ON! I think I could get into that conversation on some sort of twisted sort of level. Yeah, I'm pretty sure I could.

GayProf said...

I am so jealous of your visit to Pompeii. It has been on list of places to visit since I was a child as well.

I have nothing witty to say about the pee.

"Just David!" said...

Sounds absolutely fabulous!!

Cooper said...

If Harper could figure out a way to tax our pee, he would.

I am on the list of people who have dreamed of seeing Pompeii. You guys look so tanned and happy.

Butch said...

A tax on pee and a $3.00 bathroom visit. I pity the person that is on a diuretic.

Pompeii would definitely be on my list of places to see. Have a great time in Italy.

byg said...

yes, but who's doing the laundry?

em said...

Oh, you guys look so good! Hey to Bob. I know you all are laughing helplessly now that he is there.

james in washington (& maine) said...

Sounds like a great trip. I was in Croatia in the 80s when it was still part of Yugoslavia. It was magical. I hope it still is for you.

afod said...

An interesting tidbit, indeed. Perhaps they would use different vials if "extra strength" was needed? :-| Glad to hear that you are starting to relax and enjoy yourselves!