We are now in Sorrento and plan to spend the next four days here and in Capri, Vesuvisus, Pomeii, and Naples Then we are going in to the mountains above timberline to Cappracota to try and find the Tisones, Dede's relatives. Then we will head back to Rome for four days or so, Palm Sunday and Florence for Easter. Rome is filled up for Easter so we have to change our plans.
A daily diary of a journey in 1962. Please post comments about where you were then on the Background page.
1962 was pivotal. This is the background:
It was a year colored by the Cuban Missile Crisis, an escalating involvement in Vietnam, the Berlin Wall and the Cold War with Russia, Civil Rights issues, a nascent space program, Nelson Mandela in prison, Betty Friedan's, The Feminist Mystique, the Beatles, Rolling Stones and the death of Marilyn Monroe.