We've been pleasantly surprised with our re-entry into the United States. Of course there have been a few surprises along the way, like seeing fields of poppies in bloom while driving to North Carolina, or attending free weekly concerts that remind us of the many sagre we used to attend in Umbria. Yesterday I 'chatted' with the mayor of San Venanzo after she saw that I was on Facebook at the same time she was.
We bravely tried the gelato here in Pensacola, but honestly, if you're going to freeze it as hard as ice cream, why even bother to call it gelato? I've been SHOCKED at the price of produce at the local farmer's market - THREE tomatoes for $5 - seriously???? Once again, my statement that the food would be what I miss the most about Italy has proven to be true. I guess there's no point in looking for a porchetta truck, is there???
According to my countdown clock we have 57 days until we leave for Italy. I guess this transition isn't quite as easy as I had imagined.....