Sunday, March 27, 2016

Buona Pasqua 2016

The Vernal Equinox is celebrated today in Italy, but for us it was a pretty normal Sunday in Sicily.

As you can see above, spring has certainly sprung here, the first day of Italian "summer time" when the clocks are turned ahead an hour. After a leisurely breakfast we went out on a ride we call "Wild, Wild West" as it takes one up on a high plain and through what looks like some very remote countryside. Once the climbing starts there's almost zero traffic, though we're never farther from home than maybe 20 miles at the farthest point.

You no doubt notice the different clothing - Larry's become a fake Italian but even more a fake Sicilian. Unless the temps are sunny and above 75 F, he's wearing arm and knee warmers while Heather's getting a tan in shorts and short sleeves.

This ride was 75 kilometers, a 3+ hour trip for us these days. After we returned home it was time to tune in a pirate-feed of Ghent-Wevelgem on the Smart TV in our apartment (regular TV coverage was provided by SKY's Bike Channel, which we don't have here) and sit down to Sunday lunch.

Chicken "hunter style" was wonderful!!! 

 Buona Pasqua!

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