Hope you've enjoyed reading our blog so far! It's a lazy Sunday for us here in Catania! Jordan and I slept in, he made eggs for breakfast, and 30 minutes later was already starving haha. We had a little bit of food at our apartment but decided to go get some more pasta from our neighborhood ARD (supermarket). To our surprise it's closed on Sunday! Oh no! As we were walking back home we saw a little cafe that was open and decided to stop in. We got an arancino, a calzone, a cappucino, and Jordan got a macchiato! The coffee was delicious but the food left something to be desired. When we got back home I made 'pizzabobs' on the stovetop - a grilled cheese with mozarella and salami inside, and some spicy pasta! Molto buono! After lunch Jordan and I watched 'The Town' on my computer and then headed to the bookstore! What a nice day!
This week was our first chance to meet Jordan and Nate's new teammate, Eric Marty! Our wolf pack has grown by one and we're officially 'Team Namberdanic' (NAte, AMBERly, jorDAN, & erIC) Our first night with Eric we all went to dinner - horse meat, horse hamburgers, cipollata, sausage, and vino! It was so very good and we closed the place down!
On Thursday night we all went out in downtown Catania. We stumbled upon a neat little bar where the walls were covered with post-it-notes! All of the post it notes had messages or pictures on them - mostly in Italian, but some in English. Jordan, Eric, and I decided to make our own and put them on the wall - Of course we made shout outs to the Catania Elephants, our wonderful home country, and the greatest state in all the land!
Last night we went to a club in downtown Catania for an Elephants team party! The owner and manager spoke, the imports (both American and Italian) were introduced, and we got to see some neat video highlights of the elephants and the Italian Football League! So much fun! Everybody on the team wore a black tie with the elephants symbol on it and we danced and partied the night away! Too bad drinks were so dang expensive! Jordan paid 16 Euro for 2 drinks! CRAZY!
And in honor of the rodeo starting in Houston I wore my cowboy boots. I'm a Texas girl at heart!
That's all for now. Sorry this post is so lengthy! Happy Sunday to all of you!
Ciao from Catania! XOXO