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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 ...
... that it's actually 2 churches dating back to the 13th century. Inside S. Rocco, there was a table full of wax molds of peoples body part. Apparently, these are area experiencing illness that people want healed. It was a little eerie.
Well, enough excitement for one night! I pop up the rest of our popcorn (the old fashion way), play some Rummicube, and get packed for our long travel day tomorrow.
After the hike, we decided to take the long way home to make a loop. That was a mistake! The scenery was really beautiful, but the road was so winding that even the driver was carsick! Once we committed to this route, there was no way off it! We were really happy to see Lanciano and our usual streets home.
Tonight, there is a party in our piazza at starts at 9 pm. We. Don't really know what to expect, be we will be ...
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. ...
... keep the kids occupied.
This afternoon, MB and Jackie took the kids to the park and I stayed home to work on the blog and rest. I was just going to start dinner when they texted and asked if I wanted to meet for aperitif. Well, of course I did!!
When you go out for aperitif, you get a boatload of food with a drink?! We decided to go nutritious with sangria; very healthy; lots of fresh fruit! Aperitif includes bread, meat (salami ...