Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Tonight we got an extra hour of sleep! Wahooo! We wake up with plans to go to church and see this “trunk”. All we know is that it’s a huge Castangna (chestnut) dessert.
We wake up to no pancakes! And just a pastry breakfast and fig jam. Right after we were done.. we were told to get ready, yet again. WHERE are we going this time. It is only 9 am. We go get ready and Francesca comes in with two fleecies for us! So once again, cute outfits out the window haha. Well we put them on along with our new sneaks. And getin the car with Ponuchu and Mariagrazia. We go up the mountain to Mondella, not to be confused with Mondello the beach. Ponuchu is soo excited to show us the mountains, so we took a few pictures and saw a few FLOCKS of sheep on the road. We saw the ski lift (and I got made fun of because I don’t ski but CC does).
After our little trip, we get dropped off. We thought we were going back to change. We DON’T have umbrellas? So we get out with Mariagrazia (my 11 year old cousin) and Ponuchu drives away. Sweet.
We walk around for a while and it starts to rain. Again, we still don’t know what we are doing and now we are wet. Thankfully, we run into Zio Pietro who so kindly give us his huge umbrella =) Happy Happy!
We are still walking around in circles, finally we go to the church, but no one is there because it is so early! So we stay for 5 minutes then leave to go to the tent with the dessert in it. Just a big mess haha. So the tent never opens so we go back to church. FINALLY a normal mass! =) Time to see this “trunk”. It is actually a huge dessert on a table that looks like tree branches, and people are waiting in line to have a piece. We wait in line and try it, but it has A LOT of alcohol in it, which distorted the chocolate taste. So we had a few bites for the hell of it.
We finally convince Mariagrazia that we want to go home because it is pouring at this point. And lunch is almost ready when we get there. We had another huge meal with lasagna (with egg and babe meatballs…sounds weird, but was YUMS), fried steak, corn, walnut bread, cheese, and of course…Tiramisu and Espresso =)
Although all the meals were delicious.. we were glad it was our last because we may have gained 2 kg here!
As we were eating our dessert my family is chatting away in Italian and we come across Cynthias nationality once again, and they try to talk to her…again. Not successful. I wish they would stop trying poor thing, but somehow I tell them that she speaks French. (Ps. I told Ponuchu and Mario this yesterday) They start talking (sounds like screaming) about how I should have told them earlier because Zio Pietro speaks French and he could have translated. Well that was fun.
Me and CC did get the recipe for the Tiramisu, so watch out America… its coming haha
We take pictures, play a few more rounds of UNO with the kiddies, and pack. Pack my 12 lbs of cheese and nuts and tea and chocolate! I don’t know how this is all going to fit to go back to the states, but they would NOT take no for an answer. Even after I gave my best loud Italian arguing voice. Fail.
So we leave for the airport, with some paninis they made us in hand. They came all the way to security to say bye. I tear up/cry (No surprise there!) Let me tell you, Naples airport is wayyyy better than Palermo’s. They had leather couches instead of seats! So fun!
We made it home with no problems! Yet another successful trip!