Monday, September 15, 2008

Summer To Fall...

...in a few hours!

It was sunny and humid with temperatures in the 30s (approaching 90˚F) while we were in Amalfi. As our flight approached Basel this past Saturday, we felt our tans fading VERY quickly as the captain announced that it was 13˚C (about 55˚F) and raining in Basel.

Oh...and speaking of our flight...

Here's a note to people flying with infants:

I understand that when you make baby talk in an irritating, high-pitched voice, in Italian, with an occasional CUCKOOOOOOOOO thrown in as extra torture, in the seat immediately behind mine during THE ENTIRE FLIGHT FROM NAPLES TO BASEL, you are just trying to keep your infant grand(?)child from crying. However, at some point (after about three seconds), I assure you that every person on the plane is wishing that you would just SHUT THE HELL UP AND LET THE BABY CRY!

Oh....My....GAAAAAAAAAAAAAAWWWWWWWWWWWWWD!

I'm glad I didn't pay attention to the pre-flight safety instructions because had I known how to open the emergency door (we were sitting in the exit row), I probably would have ripped the door open (after making sure Mrs. TBF was buckled in, of course) and jumped to the peaceful sound of rushing air for a minute or two...before splattering on the rocky peak of some random mountain in the Alps.

Anyway...

Here are some pictures from Amalfi.

5 comments:

Diane Mandy said...

Your photos are lovely!

Expat Traveler said...

Great photos - a week or so away is always better than nothing..

Those heights scare me and my camera from falling off, but cool shots!

CanadianSwiss said...

Ohhhh yessss! I know where you're coming from. I had a high-pitched torture machine like that on a flight, too!

Great picts from Amalfi! Could be one of our future destinations for a long weekend :)

CanadianSwiss said...

Oh... And haven't you been flying often enough to know the flight safety instructions by heart?

The Big Finn said...

cs - You know how the flight attendants ask you, "...even if you're a frequent flier", to observe the safety demonstration?

I don't.