The Diary of Evelyn Forrestâ€™s Trip to Palestine
Sunday, April 27, 1930
5:40 a.m. So glad to get up early for we are near Italy and expect to reach Naples by 7:30 a.m. A heavy fog retarded our progress and we did not land until after eight. Through customs without any trouble and took the bus for the Grand Hotel. Oh! What a contrast, a hot bath surely feels good. Rested all morning. After church we took a drive around the city. Such narrow dingy streets dirt and poverty everywhere but the Kingâ€™s Palace occupies a whole block. Had dinner in our room Richard wrote some letters and I wrote in my little book did not get all the way to Galilee and back but I will finish it tomorrow.
Monday, April 28, 1930
Breakfast in our room. I decided to remain at the hotel and enjoy Vesurius from a distance while Richard took the trip to the top to look into the fiery bowels of the giant volcano and see Pompeii on the way back to Napes. Richard started [out at] 8:00 a.m. and I went back to bed to read and rest. Had a good bath and fixed my nails. Did some washing and wrote some letters and cards.
Richard returned about six oâ€™clock tired, cold and sick. He told me all about the trip as he rested then took a hot bath and went to bed with a bad headache and fever. I prayed for him and he dropped off to sleep in a little while. I packed for we leave Naples at 9:30 a.m. in the morning.