Sunday, August 18, 2013

The hills of Gaeta

Back home after a pleasurable vacation in South Italy! It was so nice to get away and spend time on the beach and relax poolside, although returning home and back to work after a vacation usually feels like punishment for temporarily ignoring our responsibility. Vacation time is really important and it doesn't matter the place or resort. I'd like to show you just six "Summer" pictures. The first one on the left shows a particular way to sell icecreams on the beach.





Unfortunately there were fires in the woods surrounding Gaeta and this is especially the case in the hills located behind the beach where we stayed. 
I didn't forget my running shoes and enjoyed my runs through the countryside. I ran at least three times a week and the photo below shows the scenery which I enjoyed along the running track. Of course I always did my runs in the early morning considering the hot weather conditions

A picture of my mother's house, located in the hills close to Gaeta, and ...


... her birthday cake.  

I hope all you will enjoy this Sunny Sunday of August!

9 comments:

Fran said...

Great vacation Giorgio! Your mothers house is adorable.

I'm enjoying a vacation right now too but we are staying home this year. I don't mind, with always being at work, it's nice to spend some time at home without obligations and things one must do.

Char said...

Your Mother's house is very sweet. I really like the shutters painted in bright red. We don't have shutters on houses here so shutters always make me think of Europe.

Thomas Bussiere said...

Grata was one of my top 5 places to visit. I'm ready for a return trip and run some hills.

ajh said...

That is a beautiful cake! I love running on vacation. I go back to work Tuesday. Yuck!

Johann said...

Beautiful photos! You have some really lovely places in your country. The cake looks just as good! I can't believe we've gone through mid August already!

Black Knight said...

Purtroppo tutte le belle cose, come le vacanze, hanno un termine e bisogna tornare a fare i conti con la routine quotidiana. Sono contento che tu abbia anche potuto allenarti. Io riparto venerdì per la Toscana. A presto.

HalfCrazed Runner said...

Buon Compliano! Hope your Mom's Birthday was great! So beautiful in Italy!

Stacey UltraPrincess said...

Those are some beautiful photos. I am sure it was nice to visit with your mom.

Amy said...

Sounds like a lovely way to spend the summer - glad you had a good time and got to celebrate your mother's birthday!