In Part 12, my brother and I were clear across Naples Italy with me yelling and banging on the entrance door to an apartment building. I was really hoping someone would answer the door. Instead we see an Italian Police car screech to a halt at an adjoining street. I was hoping they would be turning down the opposite way from us. Hoping was the key word. What was happening though was the Polizia di Stato (State Police) car accelerated backwards, then spun it’s tires as it turned down the street towards us. We quickly hopped over a railing and headed down a very narrow alley right next to the building, running for dear life. Neither of us looked back. We came out onto some brightly lit boulevard and immediately saw a bus stop with a bus sitting there. After scrambling onto it, I dumped a bunch of money into the till to avoid any confrontation with the driver. We sat down in the middle of the half packed bus. It’s was close to 1:30 AM but Italy seems to never sleep. At least at night. I asked my brother if we could get off at the next stop and go back to try one more time and he immediately spewed the English version of cuss words that the previous bus driver had used in Italian. But he did it very quietly … right into my ear. Needless to say, we were heading back to the hotel.
The next morning, none of the pleading, begging, or moping would convince my parents to drive by Rita’s for just 5 minutes. Nope. Had a schedule to keep. And it didn’t involve helping me out at all. We had to get to Pompeii, then get ourselves back up north and through Switzerland to spend New Year’s Eve in Monaco. Joy for me. What the heck was I going to do? I knew this was going to be the only trip to Italy. I had to come up with a plan. I’ll tell you what that was next week.
NEXT WEEK – Now what?
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