Archive for June 2, 2011
After Saturday, I was convinced the rest of the vacation couldn’t get any better.
I was wrong.
Sunday we woke up to yet another street festival occurring directly outside the hotel, the Sicilian Festival!
Not too sure why they had french crepes at an Italian festival, but they were delicious so I wasn’t complaining. I also got some ginger lychee juice, which was.. interesting. A little too pulpy for my taste.
Have I mentioned how much I loved staying in Little Italy? Because I did. It was seriously the perfect location. Walking distance to most everything around.
Of course we had to have authentic canollis while we were walking around. Sam had never had one before. SO good!
Afterwards we snacked some more from the farmer’s market buys. (Are you noticing a trend? In case you can’t tell, I want to eat all.day.long.)
We set eyes on Giada DeLaurentis for about 30 seconds. Wasn’t super impressed.
Because we had spent so much of the morning relaxing at the Sicilian festival, we got to the USS Midway Museum literally five minutes too late to get in.
Turns out it was a blessing in disguise though, because we ended up at the Maritime Museum and spent close to three hours there, exploring all the different kinds of ships parked in the bay.
No, we didn’t act like
children idiots the whole time. Just most of the time.
Exploring the ships also allowed Sam to show off his photographic skills with my camera. Photo credit for the above three go to him!
The number 53 follows us around.
In order to crawl around the submarine, you had to be able to fit through this hole. I passed the test.
All in all, the Maritime Museum was much cooler than anticipated it would be. Ships are fun, but they don’t fascinate me unlike the navy nerd next to me up there. Two thumbs up!
Running around ships for three hours sure worked up an appetite, but there were so many places we wanted to eat. What to do? Order a half carafe of white wine, a vegetable plate and a baked goat cheese plate at one place and then go to another place? Sounds like a plan to me!
The baked goat cheese was so.good. The vegetable plate came with a few dips, which I gladly inhaled.
After leaving Sogno DiVino, we went to another little place where we had caprese salad and a bottle of wine. The guy at the second place didn’t want to let us in at first, because it was almost 10pm at this point. I don’t know what changed his mind, but the fact that he did earned him a huge tip!
A nice relaxing day filled with Italian food, a good friend, history, beautiful weather, wine and more Italian food. Does it get any better than this?