Sunday, April 22, 2018

Shopping, Practice and a Saturday Date-Night in Italia!

Saturday, 21 April, 2018

Glorious is the only word to describe today's weather in the greater Venegono Superiore megalopolis!

It was a perfect day to drive Laurie around a little bit more of our fair neighborhood.

First up was a little more shopping, this time at the Iper La Granda Supermarket.

Another hearty Italian breakfast

The blood orange juice was superb!

Laurie marveling at the Iper's
cheese selections

I was marveling at this roast pig

After a few minimal purchases, we headed home via a detour to Castiglione Olona historic center.

Now, THAT'S an old face

Me with St. Christopher

Interesting beer selections at a caffé bar
in Castiglione Olona

More interesting toilet at
the same caffé bar

They really need to add handrails when they install this type of public convenience.

At 4:00 p.m., it was time for a light walk-through practice before tomorrow's home game against the 1-3 Cagliari Crusaders.

Our U13 Flag team was also holding a practice at this time.

U15 Coach Enzo Petrillo trying to
start up a U4 team it looks like

Coach Tex and her U13 defenders
practicing Flag tackling

Seniors enjoying the rarely seen Sun
during our walk through-practice today

We accomplished what was needed during our brisk one hour practice.

In the evening, I decided that I needed to take Laurie out on our first real dinner date since she arrived in Italia.

A scouting trip to the
Varese Gorillas (0-3) at
Busto Arsizio Blue Storms (4-0)
game it was

For Laurie, life with an Italian sausage hamburger, fries and a beer from the Blue Storms Snack Bar is simply fine dining. She was ecstatic at this most Italian of dining experiences.

Throw in an American football game and there was no containing her glee! 

The game started at 8:30 p.m. under
a beautiful Lombardian sunset

I was impressed by the effort of the heavy
underdog Gorillas, they came to play

In the end though, the Blue Storms superior strength, skill and numbers simply wore the valiant Gorillas (now 0-4) down slowly and methodically.

The men from Busto Arsizio (now 5-0) were ahead by about 30 points when we left at the end of the Third Quarter at about 10:15 p.m. for the 45 minute drive back to the Villa Skorpion.

Contreras Family news
from Las Vegas, Nevada


Jenn, Andy and Kevin
got to go on a tour of
Andy's Water Project tunnel

They descended 537 feet underground, much to Kevin's delight.

Good Times INDEED!

Skorpions Game Day tomorrow, stay tuned . . .

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