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December 11, 2014
San Giovanni Rotondo
Eve of the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe
It's appropriate that I write this blog from the home of the basilica dedicated to St. (Padre) Pio on this eve of the Feast of OLG as the basilica in Mexico City is the most visited basilica in Catholicism followed only by Padre Pio’s. To be honest, I’m not one driven by any need to visit the holiest ...
... and still being stuck in Roman traffic it was a bit optimistic at best. Finally making it to our extortionate campground we got a little reprieve from Italian driving before heading of to pick up Maddie from the airport! Once again Harold is home to three. It was a night of much belated catch-ups around the Harold’s camping table before preparing to tackle Rome in the morning.
... hour delay to refill with gelato, visit an ATM and see a barber (more on that in another blog). We arrived in Manfedonia just as it was getting dark to a 4 room B&B over looking the harbor in the center of town. That evening the streets were decorated and packed with people to celebrate the festival of St Francis. They even broadcast mass on street speakers all over town. A great seafood dinner and fireworks finished the day. Pictures ...
... pavement. The bright side was we had to backtrack past the Cheese Wonderland I reported on yesterday, necessitating another stop. I have included a picture of the Cheese Maiden serving us. Much of our 77 kilometer ride today was through a national park along the ocean. Our terminus was the town of Peschici, which is an old town situated on a point overlooking the sea. Our room has a beautiful view. Dinner ...
Spent the day catching up on some much deserved rest. Got some sun and finished reading my book, "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings," by Maya Angelou. I only wish I had WIFI so I could communicate, it's been 3 days now. The ship offers WIFI but it costs $.75 per minute and an additional $4 to activate an account with them. I just keep hoping that we get access at the next port. I thought I should tell you a little about our ship. It is named the ...