Buford had a chance to travel in Italy with Mari (Seel) Hoskisson SL '07 and Doug Hoskisson.  They visited many sites, including two volcanoes, the still active Mount Vesuvius near Naples and Solfatara in Pozzuoli.  While visiting Solfatara, they had a chance to walk through the floor of the crater seeing boiling mud pits and smoking sulfur piles. Other fun sites included a visit to the ancient city of Pompeii.