Wednesday, April 24, 2019

A Sad Arriverderci and a WET night of American Football

Tuesday, 23 April, 2019

We awoke to a gray, drizzly day which fit my mood perfectly as I needed to drive Michael to Milan's Malpensa Airport to start his journey home to California via a layover in London.

His flight left at 11:40 a.m., so we had time for a cappuccino at one of my favorite spots in Varese's historic pedestrian only district.

The Pasticceria Ghezzi
was open and served us
superb cappuccinos

The drive to the airport was quick as traffic was light.

Michael was able to check his bag and get his boarding pass relatively quickly and, just like that, . . .

. . . he was gone

I had a great time sharing the Skorpions experience with him these past 12 days and I think that he enjoyed his time in Lombardia too.

His British Air flight to London was on time as was his New Zealand Air flight to Los Angeles. He arrived safe and sound at LAX at about 7:40 p.m. Tuesday night Pacific Daylight Savings Time.

St. George or San Giorgio
slaying that pesky dragon

On the way home, I remembered that today was the the Feast Day of St. George, good times!

Once back at the Villa Skorpion II, I spent the rest of the now dreary day immersed in studying game tapes of this coming Saturday night's opponents, the 3-2 Brescia Bengals.

They are a good team and we will have our hands full with them to be sure.

In the evening, it was time for another round of soggy Skorpions American football practices.

The Women's team was already
hard at work when I arrived

As were the U15 Flag team players

The U17s and Women's teams
combined for a team building activity

As you may know, Milan is one of the
world's most famous fashion capitals

Thus explaining Enzo's colorful, avant-garde coaching outfit tonight.

The U15s on Offense
The Women's team on Defense

At 8:15 p.m., we started our
Prima Squadra workout

We had a good turnout and our lads gave us great effort on this rainy night.

We progressed.

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