Cinque Terre :: Riomaggiore

Day Three in Cinque Terre dawned rainy and gray.  
This is an unfortunate state of affairs if you are in a small apartment with four children under six years old.  We waited for the rain to abate somewhat and then, hungry and stir-crazy, we headed out into our little town of Riomaggiore.  Below is the view of the heart of town and the boat slip.  Looks a little different on a rainy day than it does in the sparkling summertime!

At the top of the town, the sun came out!  As we looked towards the back of town and the rising hills, low-hanging clouds lingered, but if we looked out to sea there was only sunshine.

For all lovers of Naomi of Rockstar Diaries, we missed each other by one day in Riomaggiore.  She took this same photo a day before I did.  I also have a sneaking suspicion we might have even stayed in the same apartment, but do not yet have proof….

Our apartment included the top floor of the narrow rose-colored house on the far left.  Below is the view from the balcony at the very top.

And then we were home after another fun day of exploring.  Time to cook dinner, read a few stories (this one‘s her current favorite… thank you, Jo and Will!), and snuggle down into bed.
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7 Responses to Cinque Terre :: Riomaggiore

  1. Johanna Montague November 19, 2012 at 4:23 pm #

    YAY! So glad Lena is loving Sandra Boyton.

    Much love to the Garbers!

  2. Lauren Ashley November 19, 2012 at 4:25 pm #

    It looks beautiful, even with the rain.

  3. miamihoney November 19, 2012 at 9:24 pm #

    Such amazing pictures…each one like a postcard. Love the last one, so sweet.

  4. Helene November 19, 2012 at 11:31 pm #

    these photos are truly unbelievable, I want to go!

  5. Erica November 20, 2012 at 2:20 am #

    It’s no fun to be cooped up because of the weather. So glad you were able to get out exploring. And the same apt. as Naomi??? Imagine that… small world. :)

  6. granolastateofmind November 20, 2012 at 3:24 am #

    love her pink raincoat! and the pic of her and E :)

  7. Wendy November 20, 2012 at 3:19 pm #

    There is nothing better than traveling. I’m enjoying your blog!

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