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Today Susan and I crossed 1,000 kilometers pedaled so far! Although we are still along the coast, the terrain has become more hilly and much more rural south of Pescara. The shore is dotted with little fishing villages and roadside stands where the fisherman sell their daily catch. We stopped in the town of San Salvo Marina, got a beach front hotel room, slept on the beach for a while and then enjoyed another great fish dinner. Thanks for coming ...
Yesterday was a quiet day at home in Lanciano. It was a national holiday (Ferragosto), so everything was closed and the city was deserted. Brendan and I were sick with a flu-like virus and Jackie came down with it in the evening. Brendan & I spent most of the day in bed. I was feeling somewhat better by evening.
Around 5 pm, we were surprised by fireworks in our piazza, being set off by the priest. Then came ...
... prepared not to sleep! They are setting up when we get home and the musicians are warming up. We make dinner, risotto and veggies, and get ready to watch from our window. At 9:30, things finally started. It seemed to be a one-man dramatic presentation with musical accompaniment. Since we couldn't understand it, we decided to go to bed. :). Fortunately, they finished at 10:30 pm.
Another, lovely and fun day in our Italian home!
It takes us awhile to get out if the house with the kids, so today we are heading for a hike and maybe the beach.
Amazingly, we found the park relatively easily. It's Monday, and the park seems deserted. Where are all the vacationing Italian families???
The signs are very cool with hand-drawn pictures that tell kids what they can and can't do. All of the information signs along the path talk about each local animal and each animal has a name. ...
... types), olives, cheese. Tonight, we tried a new place, Dolce Passione, they brought out a dish with mashed potatoes & ham plus a medley of green peas, eggplant, & zucchini. We loved the spicy cheese. Aperitif is about 5-7 euros, depending on the drink. Not bad dad for dinner!
So, this is dinner for us! Now home and get the kids to bed. We will make popcorn tonight (our favorite snack!)
Tomorrow, we are planning a road trip. ...