Tuesday, August 5, 2008

"The Sicilians are coming, the Sicilians are coming..."


Peppe, a.k.a. "Coppino" and Valeria

I got an e-mail last night from Peppe Strano that he and the fascinating Valeria are coming to California on August 29th!

They will touchdown in Brandon Bennett's backyard, San Diego, rent a car and work their way up the Pacific coast to Seattle before flying to New York City on September 16th. They are making this a football related trip having already purchased tickets to two college games (Tennessee at UCLA and Oklahoma at Washington) and to two NFL games (Denver at Oakland and San Francisco at Seattle).

Laurie and I can not wait to both see them again and host them in the greater L.A. area portion of their trek. They were both so good to us in Italy, we really want to repay their many kindnesses on their visit to the Golden State.

I have already alerted our good friends, Mark and Susie Johnson, who live in Seattle and visited us in Catania, about the Pacific Northwest part of their excursion. They have already contacted Peppe and Valeria about hosting them for one of their great pre-game tailgates before the Oklahoma game.


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