April 12th, 2012 by Patrick
The Care-a-Van continues as we drive past more beauty than one can possibly describe.
The day started very cloudy and rainy as we headed to Cinque Terre on the Italian Riviera, but it started to clear up as we arrived to the most scenic spots. By the end of the day, it was just gorgeous. The breathtaking views of the Mediterranean Sea were all around us–with the cliffs dropping off 3,000 feet into the ocean below. I didn’t get any good pictures of those cliff-drop offs, since I was driving the van along the narrow road. Then today we drove to Rome by way of Pisa. I love the drive from Northwestern Italy to Rome along the coast.
The weather started out a bit overcast...
Even Ted Kaczinski--the Unibomber was worried. He's part of our Care-a-Van.
..but the weather soon cleared up.
..and then the views were magnificent.
..some Care-a-Vaners enjoyed the vistas and took pictures...
..others made out because Italy is so romantic!
...Others just looked cute because they look exactly like their Dad.
Even the streets are charming.
Then today we drove to Pisa. The first view of the old town is always breathtaking!
Patty Deacon (bottom of picture) tried to hold up the Leaning Tower of Pisa. It fell on her and she was killed instantly.
..but the rest of Pisa was delightful despite the mishap.
The headquarters of the Church of God, Anderson, Indiana.
Jesus looking down on us as we Care-a-van around Europe.
Beautiful Tuscany as we drive along Italy's West Coast toward Rome (2 hours north of Rome).