|Leaving the Sun to Enjoy the Day?|
There is still good weather to be had this time of year in Calabria. Last weekend we decided to enjoy it and explore a new area. We headed for Lago Sirino on the recommendation of friends. We envisioned lunch at the lake, you know the drill. Doug realized early on that we may have made a tactical error for achieving the goal of enjoying our sunny weather. Clouds dead ahead. Check out the captions on the following photos to see how it turned out.
Speaking of turning out, Election 2012 was of great interest here in Italy. Calabria is a conservative area, but Obama was their guy---and they assumed he was our guy--which he is--he's our Pres. We wish him and US the very best in the next round of "fun" ahead.
|The town of Rivello basking in the sun enticed us on a side trip|
In general, Rivello was small and quiet like our town, but I did talk to many inhabitants who seemed to speak Italian easily. We also met some Italian tourists once we finished the climb to the Piazza.
|An interesting restored public courtyard. Liked the paving stones. Found the fossil of a fern--(see below)|
|The view from the Rivello Piazza with Lauria in distance|