The town of Gaeta… It was so beautiful!!! It was a little town on the coast of Italy. We traveled there as a class and had dinner together and went on a few walks, but other than that we were free to do what we wanted. We stayed at a really nice hotel; I had different roommates there than I normally do. I love my roommates in Rome, but it was nice to have a change of pace with different roommates, even just for a night.
We got there at about 1:00 in the afternoon after taking a bus to the train station and then traveling on a train. This was my first train ride by the way; besides the Disneyland Railroad. Once we got there and got into our rooms, we went straight to the pool. It was so refreshing and relaxing! That is the coolest I have felt since getting her; it has just been so hot for so long. After the pool a bunch of us went and got dressed to go for a walk with our professor who went to school there and grew up in a town near there. We were all dressed nice because as a class we decided to get dressed up because we hadn’t had a chance to do that yet. Our walk around to see the town was really nice. It was a sweet little town. It is actually the place Italians go on vacation… So basically everyone there were tourists.
After the walk, we did a huge group dinner in the restaurant of the hotel. Our dinner was really good. We had good conversation and a ton of laughing (that happens a lot with our group). The meals here are much longer than they are at home. Here they sit and enjoy the company and the food, at home we rush through both. It didn’t end there. A huge group of us decided we still wanted to hang out so we tried to get on the beach but it was dark and we couldn’t figure out where we were going so we just sat where we could see the moon and hear the ocean and called it good. At the beaches here you have to pay to get in/sit in a chair or under an umbrella so they close at night. (Probably safer.)
The next day a group went on this long hike. It is probably the most beautiful place I have EVER seen. The sky and the water were the bluest blues that exist. We visited this chapel that was built in a crack in the rock that is supposed to have split when Jesus died. Then we went down to the grotto to see the water in that same crack. It really makes me realize the beauty in this world! Here I am ranting about beautiful it was and can’t seem to get pictures uploaded. Sorry about that.