I’ll be direct. I never minded much when it became clear to me that the sun was sinking, and there was a fair chance that there might be a bus ride coming soon which would lead to the always necessary acqua frizzante to be chased with something Italian to eat and drink. The history of the world will reveal that we had just two more chiesa to visit before that bus ride would drop us at the bottom of our residence hill. The Camedda dal 1970 Ristorante was an outdoor venue under an outrageous bougainvillea canopy. It was a short walk up the hill to our residence from the ristorante. Nothing could be better! The short truth is that one mostly does not know how things are going to progress, where dinner will be, or how far a walk will be required after dinner. The Hat did not know how many weddings we would transgress over the course of the multitude of chiesas or in this case basilica (specifically the Basilica of the Holy Cross in Jerusalem) we would visit in this day. On top of that there were a couple conclaves of some sort or other that we butted up against too. Despite these occlusions to our egress we managed to enter many, read Latin often, and attend a mass or two. I suspect this young lady went inside and got married too. We did not attend, but we were very supportive.
April 14th, 2018
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