Monday, March 24, 2008

Lago D'Averno -- About 16km (10 miles) west of Naples, a bit north of Baia, is a lake occupying an extinct volcanic crater. Known to the ancients as the Gateway to Hades, it was for centuries shrouded in superstition. Its vapors were said to produce illness and death, and Lake Averno could well have been the source of the expression "Still waters run deep." Facing the lake are the ruins of what has been known as the Temple of Apollo from the 1st century A.D. and what was once thought to be the Cave of the Cumaean Sibyl . The Sibyl is said to have ferried Aeneas, son of Aphrodite, across the lake, where he traced a mysterious spring to its source, the River Styx. In the 1st century B.C., Agrippa turned it into a harbor for Roman ships by digging out a canal. Take the Napoli-Torre Gaveta bus from Baia to reach the site.
It was RAINING... But they loved being at ... the GATEWAY to HADES!!
I got the GOLDEN EGG!!

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Old Friends
we will miss you !!! Coach purse but where are the Coach shoes?
I'm just saying.......

Friday, March 14, 2008

so yesterday .....i went to one of those VERA cooking classes..
i actually had heard about them before arriving here..
must have 10 or more
hands on
bring leftover containers
28e per person
be ready to eat
it was difficult to take pics...
others tried to help me out by taking some pics however the settings were changed on my camera and most pics did not turn out.

Thursday, March 13, 2008

.happy birthday steve.
the girls had been at track so we decided to go to the good ole stand by.. chicken shack..we havent beent there in a lil while..when we we were living in tla we frequented the place. no doubt that the kids can really tear up a chicken. in the summer you can eat outside..its a fairly american friendly place..however if you are not a regular you can expect to WAIT a long time for service..for some reason the staff loves steve. its actually walking distance from the house. .bette thinks its BYOK. .greasy kisses. we have to all get out of the car so it wont bottom out getting it into our you can see its easy to get trapped and not be able to enter the porch...the kids climb over... stray.... the owner tracked us down and said..take a picture of ME.. favorite produce market..after we ate we walked over and picked up a few things.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

ok I added a whole lotta pics...
thanks to...emma....
she didnt do the dishes last night
then... promised to do them this morning
then... when she left for school she..
PROMISED to do them when she gets home. yeah.. I'LL wait....

the pics are just to give you a Day in a Life of the Paulings

i hope the pictures make you laugh..wish you were here and MISS us!!

so this is my ugh for the day..

Steve's Bday is tomorrow...he has been re-reading-agian whatever you want to call it... the Book..Into the Wild so I bought him the Movie the day it came out... Then he tells me the other day... IM NOT GOING TO SEE THE MOVIE... I Just Cant.... If you KNOW Steve then you know he is a BOYCOTTER..

What the Hell.. now I have to return it? way to go sean penn!

Sunday, March 9, 2008

why this picture? i don't know just because i like how it shows... sella and bette's relationship... we were at the NAPLES TIGER SHARKS end of year party... emma.bette.sella all received awards.


Thursday, March 6, 2008

emma [N] letter NHS 08[e] & [k]
My view today...
notice the Napoli love...
Trash is also market day behind my house... so I had to go down the street about 1 mile to dump my trash... it was a good day though since they had just picked up the trash !! I know everyone has asked me to blog on the trash.. but I do feel like I am insulting the people by taking pictures of it...I have taken a lot of pics tho.. but these ones I feel ok about.
I know there will be some kind of bad karma for this but....I have an obsession with these Bottles.. its the FIND that brings me joy.. Yes you can purchase them in antique stores or even on eBay.. Here is my story about this one.. A friend called this morning in need of some help...[My] one day this week I didn't have anything I HAD to do so when she called and asked what are you doing I said ABSOLUTELY NOTHING... Her husband R had surgery the other day and he was in a lot of pain and needed to be taken to the ER...L's car is in the shop and she can not drive her husbands car.. So.. sure I can help out... as I am on my way what do I SPY ????? in a mountain of road side trash? I think to myself.. On my way back I will stop and get it... Then more powerful thoughts burn... turn around.... which is not an easy task since roads are already narrow and with trash creeping onto the road and I drive a mini van.... the hookers are all wacthing me from their lawn chairs.. I trample through the trash ... its BIGGER than the one I already have and bigger than any I have seen... now the task of turning around again! sorry R take a couple more vicadin??
****sorry no pics of the hookers... most of them came here against thier will****