We had a lovely relaxing day on Friday. After breakfast we hung out at the B&B for some much needed down time. The skies were beautiful after the morning shower.
Everything here is sensual. Ripe luscious peaches, cheeses, clouds, linens, towels, tomatoes. LUSCIOUS... quiet, relaxing...perfect!
Brad has clocked in many hours of driving through the countryside. Yesterday he drove over 200 K, and the day before was about 175K. Time for a day off. I love this shot of his "Brad'll Do It" shirt through my wine glass.
We hung out, read,journaled, blogged, and had a lovely nap. We were lazy, and it felt good.
After showers and some repacking, we headed to town for Acqui's local festival, the annual Pro Loco.
We lucked out with a great parking space. There were over 40 food and wine booths (50 cents for wine) all over the streets of town. The shops were all open late, and the local families with children and dogs in tow came out for an evening of food and music. There was a marching band, and local organizations were all present.
Steve was happy to find the local animal rescue, and got a t-shirt. I had a latte to revive me for some wine drinking. Brad and Steve sampled chingale in sauce.
We split from Fiona and Steve for some shopping.I bought a cookbook, and a couple small gifts. Brad and I headed to our favorite wine bar, Balalah for a glass of Arneis.
Here was our complementary appetizer plate, which served as my lunch and dinner:
We reconnected with Fiona and Steve, and after walking around town, we returned to Balahla. This time I had a glass of Brachetto, (and bought 3 bottles). After Steve had left us, and we showed him where the grilled sausage booth was, he was salivating for some good Italian sausage. We taught him the word, "salsiccia". He returned to the booth on his own, and ended up with a sardine sandwich! We teased him all night.
We were rewarded with another antipasti platter.
By 8 PM, EVERYONE was in town!
Look at this gorgeous fruit tart!
It was a wonderful S-L-O-W day in Acqui!