Saturday, August 27, 2011

Summer Ebbs



We have been busy. Another excuse (reason?) for not keeping up our blog schedule is that we had a computer problem.  We had to go to town for a week and use the WiFi (Wee Fee in Italiano) at a local bar. Very noisy in 
August.  Ah, but August is on the wane, and with it, most of the hazy, crazy days that make one want a vacation from all the vacationers. We have house guests due in a few days and are looking forward to seeing them--but after they leave, we hope we will be in a nice quiet, cool place where going to the gym sounds reasonable again.


We will be returning to Italian language school soon and I know our teacher will be asking us what we did during our summer vacation. Here is my list that I will have to mentally convert to Italian:

  • Went to the beach and snorkeled alot--found a peaceful beach for August in Cetraro. 
  • Tried and partly failed to include more night-life. We are still morning people.
  • Went to Sorrento and environs
  • Met a lot of new people and got to know people from last year better.
  • Doug started passing his driver's test computer simulations (he has to take it in Italian).
  • Di started understanding Italian films.
  • Watched a whole lot of fires.
  • Heard a whole lot of fireworks.
  • Ate less because of the heat.
We didn't study Italian the way we planned, but we did make more efforts to talk and listen to people and films. Studying is a winter thing anyway eh?! All in all, it was a blur.... We do remember those two cute girls playing in the sunset at Lido Paradiso. The adults were dancing under a pergola at the same time.

5 comments:

  1. Simply gorgeous sunsets and it sounds like you have been busy enjoying the lazy hazy days of summer.

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  2. Beautiful photos and a full, rich summer. Love your posts!

    We are hoping to stop by your part of the world around the 14th-15th of October...any chance you will be up for more visitors by then?

    Laura

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  3. Hi Laura, we plan to be here in October other than short local trips and would enjoy more "Ducks or Beavers" to visit. It will be clear and lovely then.

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  4. Great! I will have a Duck in the car ;) I will remain in contact over the coming weeks. Looking forward to meeting you!

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