Le Ginestre Hotel
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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 ...
... in scenic destinations. Travelling along the cliff face with continued Italian enthusiasm we reached to seaside town of Vieste. Once again, timing meant that we had the campsite and beach frontage of beautiful clear blue waters almost to ourselves. We decided a day by the ocean was again required so stayed in Vieste the day after as well. We spent it doing all sorts of exciting things such ...
... 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 ...
... the Norwegian fleet. I love that name! :D Our room is great! It is larger than our hotel room in Barcelona. Our room is on the very front corner (Forward) on the right side (starboard), cabin #8000. The only negative is that my bed is the top bunk. It reminds me of when I was 8 years old, when I shared bunk beds with Toni. It was fun back then, 50 years later, not so fun. The guy that cleans our room each morning turns the beds each evening and ...