Saturday, August 16, 2008

A Day Relaxing

Rest of Wednesday 13 August
I wandered up to join the others for a cold beer and after buying a few provisions went home for a feed of bread, ham, cheese, tomatoes and olives. This was followed by a dip in the pool. Terry, Dallas and I drove up to the village to check out the internet. They were all being used, but we got enough time to check and send emails.

We also purchased a Radicondoli Card which we should have bought on arrival as it gives discounts in restaurants and unlimited wireless access. We also booked ourselves in to a local restaurant for tonight's meal.

We headed back home for cold beer and pizza left overs and a bit of a relax. It has been great to have a much slower day and, in hindsight, I wish we had had more relaxing days here. Tomorrow we plan to head off by 8.00 to visit Siena. I hope it is not an all dayer.

On Friday I am keen to drive to the beach for a couple of hours and get back quite early in the afternoon as we havee the pressure on Saturday of driving to Rome and dumping the car at the airport.

Right, I've just got back from dinner at La Pergola in Radicondoli and had a table on the verandah under the pergola. The view was outstanding. Dallas had Rabbit with Etruscan Sauce, Terry had Paollo (chicken), Leigh and I had Pasta with a Tuscan meat sauce. This was washed down with a bottle of Podere La Fonte, Radicondoli, Vino Rosso Toscano, Vendemmia 2007 ( and a bottle of San Gimignano white. Our first course was followed by Leigh and Dallas with a Tiramisu, Terry with a Pannacotta and I had profiteroles. Awesome!

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