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... drive into the forest of Umbra for a picnic.
We drove for about an hour along more of the narrow, winding mountain roads that lead to the state forest. Arriving at the center of the park we found most of the park trails closed (duh...it is October) so we continued on the state forest road and decided to skip the picnic. It took another couple of hours to return to our hotel in Mattinata. Not ...
... town. With the sun shining it was one of the nicest days to date as far as the weather goes. Wasting no time, we changed into our swimsuits and took advantage of the warm sunshine. We had lounge chairs on our deck and relaxed for a couple of hours. We then played some cribbage where Jerry finally broke through after two weeks of Kathy kicking his butt.
... of the mosaics are taken. They are beautiful. There is also a relic of St. John Paul II. Then we went to Monte Sant'Angelo on the bus. It was up a mountain. St. Michael the Archangel appeared to a bishop in a cave there. We went to the cave. When we got back to San Giovanni Rotondo there was a St. Francis parade because it was the feast day of St. Francis of Assisi. There were several thousand people. Padre Pio was a Capuchin Franciscan ...
Today we woke up and had Mass at 6:30am on top of the roof of the hotel. In the background is the dome of St. Peter's Basilica. Then we went downstairs and had breakfast. Next we got on a bus for 5 hours. On the bus we slept, talked, and prayed the rosary and chaplet. Also, we had a flat tire and we had to pull over and fix it. Then we got back on the road and we ...
... the site of an abbey founded by the Benedictine monks in 1045. The castle was built in the 1700's to keep out the Turks. It is fairly run down, but there is restoration work going on in the church, which has a lovely mosaic floor, which looks Roman. There was no-one else about so we explored the castle and then walked to the other end of the island and back. There were hundreds of little lizards, which shot into the undergrowth as ...