It’s August 24, 79 AD. In what is perhaps the most famous natural disaster in history, the city of Pompeii is utterly destroyed by the lava, debris, and ash of Mt. Vesuvius erupting.

Seeing the ruins was the best part of the Naples area. I loved it. Walking around I noticed myself at one point skipping from rock to rock pretending there was still lava on the ground, and I wonder - is this how the children’s game was created? Did kids hear stories about Pompeii and create a game out of what they heard? There’s no way to know obviously, but I couldn’t get the idea out of my head.

Anyway, not much more to say. I’m really glad I went. There were thunderstorms the past two nights, so I got a really nice day after the rain to walk around. Cool, but not humid. It was a nice change.