Checking out some free sights with the locals!!
Trip Start Jul 30, 2006
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We decided to do some laundry to pass the time before lunch which was your traditional pasta and oh so tasty. After lunch, we went to the Botanical Garden with Nelli and Stefano. The gardens were beautiful, different from our flowers back home, they had big lily ponds, little huts, parrots flying between the trees and even some tree we have never seem before call Bombacaceae. The bombacaceae tree had pickers all over it and grow very tall, it was very interesting to see something so different, just watch out you might lose some blood on them. After our day around Palermo, we headed back to then house for dinner.
We wanted to thank them for having us by preparing dinner for them. Bart cooked a great steak, a little spicy to all of our taste buds. That is what happens when you are not cooking with your normal spices. Bart also made corn, they have never heated the corn before and added butter. So that was a real treat to them and they really enjoyed it especially Irene. I made a salad and my traditional Broccoli and Cheese dish. Thanks Aunt Alice for giving me your recipe, everyone loves it. It was a little difficult to make in Sicily, no Ritz Cracker, no cheddar cheese, what was I supposed to do. I eventually found some Fontana cheese which tastes a little like cheddar and worked just as well, they loved it. Soon it was time for the Sunday night program, Ceasaroni. It was in Italian, but easy for us to follow and very funny, just like any other comedy show in the states like Friends or Will and Grace. Soon we were getting sleepy and off to bed after a long day.