Pompeii

DSC_0672.jpg

This morning we got up early and boarded our tour bus for the ancient ruins of Pompeii.  1700 years ago (on my birthday, August 24th to be exact!) Mount Vesuvius erupted sending ash and pumice stones onto the city of Pompeii.  For three days homes were hit and people eventually suffocated to death.  Today, they have excavated a lot of the town and it was amazing to be walking through these ruins.

DSC_0672DSC_0673DSC_0678DSC_0694DSC_0696DSC_0701DSC_0703DSC_0704DSC_0705DSC_0706DSC_0708DSC_0710DSC_0712DSC_0719

 

A couple of nights ago I put $10 into a slot machine in the casino and with one pull and .30c I won $45!  Once I had won I played two more rounds before I cashed out and was super excited to receive the $43.75 in cash!

DSC_0721DSC_0723

 

Today is also the last night of the first cruise and there are a bunch of sad passengers.  I’m pretty ecstatic to be getting ready to start all over and begin a 10 day Eastern Mediterranean cruise!  Bring on 10 more days of five-star fun!

CBM signature2

9 Responses to Pompeii
  1. Christine W.
    April 8, 2015 | 10:58 AM

    Great, and all I get is the Pacific Science Center tour . . .

    • cori
      Twitter: Corisbigmouth
      April 8, 2015 | 11:01 AM

      LOL! I still want to see the Pacific Science Center’s Pompeii exhibit! We should go when I get home, I’ll tell you how accurate it is ;)

  2. Cindy U.
    April 9, 2015 | 11:25 AM

    Love Pompeii!!! Fascinating! And eye opening at times-lol- especially with the kids!

    • cori
      Twitter: Corisbigmouth
      April 9, 2015 | 11:30 AM

      It was so cool! I’d love to go back and visit again some day!

  3. Lindsay @Artsy-Fartsy Mama
    April 28, 2015 | 9:20 AM

    So amazing!! I’d love to visit Pompeii someday!
    Lindsay @Artsy-Fartsy Mama recently posted..Introducing Heidi Swapp Minc Foil Applicator

  4. Miss Angie
    April 28, 2015 | 9:30 AM

    How amazing! I want to go!
    Miss Angie recently posted..Photography: One Block of Salt Lake City-Architecture

  5. Maria
    April 28, 2015 | 10:36 AM

    This looks amazing!!!

  6. Ashley, womenofworth.co
    April 28, 2015 | 2:44 PM

    Pompeii looks amazing!!! Love this!!!

  7. annabelt
    April 28, 2015 | 8:24 PM

    What an interesting place to visit! We went to an exhibition about Pompeii once and it looked like it had been a beautiful town before the volcano erupted.
    annabelt recently posted..All Your Cake Are Belong To Us