Chianti Day 1
Trip Start Apr 30, 2012
30Trip End May 29, 2012
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Monday actually began with a bit of sun. We seized the moment and headed out for a walk. We quickly discovered that the trails were wet and seriously muddy from the overnight rain, so we moved our walking to the roads. San Vincenti is a tiny town (really just a grouping of buildings) at the top of our road. From there we walked along the ridge and visited a small cemetery.
I promised Kaela a swim after our walk. Yes, the water was just as frigid as the day before, but it is a beautiful pool to swim in. Kaela didn’t last long but I was determined to swim laps for 10-minutes.
We prepared a lunch of cured meats, cheeses, tomatoes, olives, and good bread with good olive oil. Rain kept us inside but after lunch it stopped and we played scrabble and read books on the patio. This area is known for wild boar and I got the idea to braise some boar and prepare it with some wide noodles. So we headed out late afternoon to explore some more local towns and find a supermercato. We did not realize that all stores would be closed on Sundays in these small towns. So after exploring the area a bit we drove home and prepared a simple pasta dinner.
All in all it was a slow and rainy day. We’ll pray for better weather and enjoy the beautiful apartment and each other’s company.