At first light, I was up. Corey was in the "time to let it go" camp, so I let him sleep. It took a good 10 minutes to unscrew the hose, then another 10 to fasten together a rope with twisty-ties to attach the log, then I hiked down to the lower terrace. After about 10 attempts at chucking the hose over, I headed down to the road. Hopelessly out of reach. I went back up and tried a few more hose attempts as the man living in the apartment behind pretended to have things to do outside his door so as to observe my craziness. I eventually gave up.
I put on my shoes and walked to the piazza for milk. Much was closed, being an early Saturday morning, but I found a spot. Then as I walked back to our walkway up, I smelled the yummy bread. Since much was closed, it was easy to find the small opening of a bread bakery. There were stacks of fresh baguettes awaiting distribution to their restaurants. I asked him what he recommended and he walked me back to the oven and handed me a warm and crusty loaf - 50 cents! I ran back to our house and dug in while I waited for my coffee to brew. I was thinking less and less about the suit, resigning myself to its fate.
Caden was the next one up, and loved the warm bread as much as me :) He saved a little for Lily too.
Corey made throw after throw. Two different groups of people circled by and offered their encouraging, "impossible" comment.
Then as luck would have it, after what must have been the 30th throw, the swimsuit fluttered down to the road. Like a tennis ball gatherer court-side, I ran out between the stopped cars, waved off the incoming truck in the oncoming lane, and scooped up the top before running back up. All was right now in my universe :) And Lily was off my list.
Lily wanted to do some shopping today, so Lily and I headed into town. A cruise ship arrived early that morning, so we knew it would be busy in town, but decided to brave it regardless. Corey, Caden and Gia went swimming. A really fun day. Lily picked out something for everyone, and we went to the paper store to see the beautiful cotton paper made from the last remaining paper mill in Amalfi.
|The view of the cruise ship from our kitchen table|
|Coffee break for me and my Lily girl|
|Lily picked out a shirt for Caden and a fan for Gia.|
We had reservations for a "last night in Amalfi" dinner at 7pm. Really lovely last night. We will truly miss this community of wonderful people!
|My beautiful girls at dinner|
|Lily did Gia's hair|
|Lily did my nails for the occasion :)|
|This sweet dog looked out over the diners - Caden noticed him and took his picture|
|Towards the end of our meal we were serenaded by these talented musicians - who of course started their entertainment by playing none other than New York, New York :)|
|Fanc = Thank you for the yummy food - and hew drew only the desserts :)|
|Our sweet waitress, Giovanna at L'Abside|
|Gia with her "Arcitic Holder" - she suggested I get an Arctic too so we could be twins - and that perhaps the Dugards would get me one, because they are her "Fairy God Parents". Dugards - another Arctic please!!!|
|The steps of the Duomo covered with people enjoying a concert|
|Looking up the piazza at the banner I had a chance to watch get hung earlier in the day, complete with Italian men yelling and gesturing at one another as it lopsidedly made its way up.|
|Our walk back...|
|A part of the walk...|
|The view of the harbor.|