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... so much! Also, not only is the touch screen unit on the backs of the seats pretty short on choices, both mine and Rob's are defective. Movies and TV shows play but the voices all sound like Donald Duck. So I sit here writing and listening to the playlist that Meghan and John loaded onto my ipad for me.
A first for me, I actually think I slept a bit. The headphones must block out some noise and the music must have calmed my usual ...
... and Bruna Caicco from Cambridge. Gino is my mom's first cousin and she talked about him always but I had never met him. It was great to connect here in Cleto and I promised to look them up back in Canada. They are lovely people and just couldn't do enough for us when we went over today.
So our last night together included FaceTime with Iain, Meghan, Rose and Uncle Leo. The marvels of technology, according to Zia Isolina!! I am so glad ...
... and dancing. Even my aunts got into the spirit and joined the conga line and were constantly being dragged in to dance. Truth be told, I think they loved it!! The wonderful thing here is that families attend these things, so you have children dancing with their siblings, their cousins, parents and grandparents. It was wonderful to watch and be part of. A young man I didn't even know dragged me into a conga line!! My cousin Antonio was in his glory. I don't know how many ...
... and a bread made with "lievito madre". This literally means yeast of the mother and is yeast that has been continuously cultivated and renewed for over 100 years. They were given some 6 years ago when the restaurant opened and they add to it every day to keep it active. If the person that does this is on holidays, someone else is entrusted to take their place. What a concept.
The drive back was interesting as Rob has never driven these highways at night time. As ...
... I also had the best lemon granita (like a slushy but much more elegant!) I have ever tasted. This is a very pretty town and the houses are almost orange in colour as opposed to the grayish, beige, yellow tones we've seen. Also, the streets are lined with gelato places making it even more of a must see! This is where Rob burned rubber in Pizzo as we had to back track and do multiple u-turns to get into the gelato place parking lot. He may be a "snowflake" ...
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