Thursday, August 2, 2012
So today we got up early and went straight to the beach. It was a beautiful day, hot but not too hot unless you were in the sun. The sun is so strong you have no idea! I did get a tan today and only a small burn on my back from where I couldn't reach to put on sunscreen. I even got a partial tan from the couple of minutes that it took us to walk to the beach! watch out Felicia I might actually catch up with your tan if this sun keeps up :) the beach is so different than all the ones I've ever been to. There is sand up to a point and then it is all pebbles and small rocks going into the water, its kinda nice that way because then the waves dont cause murky water like they do with sand, but it does kinda hurt your feet. They also provide you with beach chairs and an umbrella, you have to pay for them and reserve your spot (I'm not sure about the paying but I'm assuming you do have to). So we stayed at the beach till about 5pm and then we headed back and had some down time in the house. Claudio's uncle came over for dinner, we also celebrated his birthday which was earlier this week, he turned 97 and totally looks like the stereotypical funny really old man with the bald head, baggy cheeks that spring up when he smiles, no teeth, hard of hearing and funny as hell. I have been learning a lot of italian from the family and they have learned some english from me, we are still trying to work out a way for the lessons to work. I've also been teaching Beatrice how to roller-skate, and a friend of the family gave me a pair of roller-skates to use as well. So I haven't gotten around to taking a lot of pictures, but I just charged my good camera and will take a lot tomorrow so they should be up here soon.