We did not know what to expect during our 3 hour hike. Little did we know that we would find this second day experience one of bonding, trust, and pure joy. The members of the group were in their mid-twenties to late 50's, and we each had milestones in our lives that had not been reached. We talked about our general fears of the hike and related to our unfulfilled life goals. Some were afraid of heights but they persevered. Others were afraid of the goats that we ran into mid-way. Some were afraid they'll fall down the rocky path and steep inclines. We related those fears with life goals, and came upon the consensus that we have to try new things, set untimed goals, and push beyond our restrictive fears. The end result was a breathtaking walk that literally took us from the ground to the mountains into the clouds. We each felt thankful at that moment that we were in not only in Italy, but felt compelled to thank God for bringing each of us through the 'Path of the Gods' as we comforted each other for the struggles we endured along the way, and in life to come.
Did you miss us!!! We had a blast in Italy over the past week. So many stories to share along with the vast amount of pictures. We thought we'll write several blog posts as we touch on the varying experiences. Over the next few weeks we'll write about:
Hiking the "Path of the Gods"- a unique bonding experience on Day 2 that had us way up towards the heavens.
Cooking the Italian Way- Mamma Agata and her daughter are the truth in the kitchen. Learn some of their secrets or not.
One Woman's Solo Journey- A Tennessee woman came to our aid in Amalfi.
Lemons and Limoncello- An economic staple exported from Ravello and other neighboring Amalfi Coast towns.
Traveling to Capri on a Yacht- A first-time experience for many of the travelers and a journey towards self-discovery.
Keeping Connected- Popular travel app used on the trip and after.
Traveling as a Lifestyle- Travel for the experience and not for passport stamps.
Team Carry-on- Packing light isn't easy but a necessary evil to checking luggage that don't always make it back to you in a timely matter.
Models for the Day- Pictures of Rhonda and Sharee during their individual personal photo session in Italy.
We hope you'll keep up with these future blog post as we reflect on this epic experience of travel, self-discovery, and culture connection.