Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Rain, Rain Go Away...


By 6:00 p.m. tonight, ALL 20+ of yesterday's New River Club Ad-of-the-Day posters on Via Africale were missing.  I am not sure if A. Catania's city fathers were so outraged that they had them taken down for public morals issues or B. if they are hanging in the bedrooms of many of the young men of Catania.

My guess is B, but maybe the Anti-Fascists took them down.

Wednesday started off as a nice, sunny day so Laurie and I decided to do the "EEMPOSSIBLE" and go for a walk into nearby Aci Castello.

Via dei Malovoglia
strada privata

Our street is a private street as it turns out, as a result we may have the biggest street sign in all of Sicily!  I'm going to have to do some trimming to make sure people can read it.

Rich Colors, Old Home

A World War I Memorial

We found this on the wall of Aci Castello's old church, Chiesa San Giuseppe.  We were on our way to the old Norman castle that gives Aci Castello it's name.

Why you ask?  Because I had decided to take a BIG step forward in my relationship with Laurie that would pretty much make her my steady date for many months to come...

The Chain of Love

Tradition has it that when a young couple like us wants to make a permanent commitment to each other, they place a lock here with, in our case, our intials (GWC + LEG) in blue on it.

Her response?

I gave her the keys to the lock and here she is throwing them into the Ionian Sea so as to never open the lock again... good stuff, eh?

The keys are down there somewhere

Right after all this fun and games foolishness, the weather started to get foul once again.  It rained hard all afternoon and we had to reschedule tonight's practice to Thursday night meaning no trip to Palermo this week.

We did have a very productive meeting to try to iron out some of the wrinkles in our game plan for the very tough Bolzano Giants (4-1) this Saturday.


DPLassen said...

Regarding the ads, there's also C.) Elephants players have been redecorating.

George said...

Our guys? NEVER!

DPLassen said...

Well, there's some reason you're off to that tough start, and we know it can't be coaching.