Italy is fantastic, the people, the food, the wine and the gelato. How is it to return home after 3 weeks in this fantasy romantic country? It’s good, we missed our family and friends and different ethnic foods. As we got off the plane in Philly, we got our suitcases and cleared customs. A neighbor picked us up and gave us a ride home. After dropping off our bags, we were out and headed to our favorite Mexican restaurant.
Italian food is great and we love it. It is very different than what we call Italian in the states. With that said you don’t find ethnic foods except in the very big cities. So Chinese, Japanese, Mexican, Indian, etc, are all missing. A great bagel becomes a fantasy on your return.
Cataloging the pictures and creating a photo book become priority the first week back. After a few weeks we are again thinking of our return to Italy. We miss our small town and the beaches. We miss the mountain towns and the friendly people. We miss great fresh pizzas and gelato. On the pizza front, we have learned to make great pizza in our oven on a stone. We haven’t tried gelato yet.
George & Jo Anne