Alessandro is quite the character. I want to say he's in his early 30's has a wife and a blonde baby girl (his wife is french and blonde as well) Supposedly he was very happy when we called the first day, he's never had American's on his little beach tours. We've learned that he's a strong swimmer in the ocean and that he absolutely adores Jack Johnson. Tomorrow I'm going to bring my iPod and introduce him into John Mayer and Maroon 5, I'm sure he'll love them just as much.
Today was another relaxing day on the beach. I'm almost done with the Hunger games, it's so nice to actually have time to read a book. It's crazy how much you can take in when you're sitting on a beach just starring out at an open sea with nothing to look at but pure blue. It felt like a dream and it still does. The pictures I take do not do justice. This whole trip to Italy feels like it's been a dream. As I sat out on the beach I watched Alessandro; he treats Danielle and I like princesses going out of his way to make sure that we're comfortable and have everything we need. He says were stubborn because we're always trying to help him carry things to and from the car, it's funny... "we're not like Italian women" he claims. As we arrived to the beach he went on a mission to pick up all the garbage on the beach and swept away all the seaweed type plants on the beach.. it was quite odd. After that he just dove into the ocean like it was a big pool. It puts me in awe how majority of Italians do this. I'm quite scared of the ocean and could never just dive in and swim to the deep blue part of the sea. I envy Alessandro and his ease into everything, almost like he doesn't have a care in the world besides Italy winning their soccer games. Oh the lifeee. . .
Anyway, that completes our last full day in Sardegna. We made a nice family dinner and watched "Under the Tuscan sun". Cheesiest movie with horrible acting but as we were watching it we kept recognizing places we've been. For example once she steps off the tour bus, the main character arrives in front of the Duomo and at that moment I realized how much I am going to truly miss Firenze as much as I hated the 2 mile walk to school, the heat, the sweat, the tourists, the hustle and bustle of businesses... I am sad that I won't be waking up to that. I am not anticipating getting off the plane and becoming a blubbery mess realizing I'm home. But I've missed home oh so much as well.. this Thursday is going to be weird.
On a happier note, here's a picture of the sunset from last night (Monday):
and here's some pictures of the beach I took today and a happy Italian song that I've learned to love :)
Our plan for tomorrow is to go to one last beach, the beach Americans call "The Painted Beach". It is gorgeous from the cliffs that I've seen it from, I can't wait! I don't think I'll be enjoying the water as much though because our flight leaves at 6:40 pm back to Pisa, then we have to catch the Terrevision bus back to Florence which is an hour drive. We left our luggage at our internship so then we have to catch a cab straight there and collect it and theeen.. well we don't really know. We're thinking about going out to eat somewhere close to have one last meal in Firenze, the airport doesn't open until 5AM and our flight doesn't leave until 7:20 AM. sooo we're thinking about staying at a local bar/caffe until 2am and then catching a cab to camp out at the airport until it opens. It's going to be interesting to see what happens, I'll keep you informed, if I get a wi-fi connection somewhere (Mom).. Another night and another day in paradise, time to climb into bed.. Until I step foot on America... ciao ciao!