Hey amicas! I thought I would squeeze in some blogging time before the kids come home from school. Today I got a nice break and headed over to Padova for a few hours so I could chill with my other au pair girls. I bought the book ps. I love you from the international book store. I saw the movie but emily (one of the au pairs from the UK) said the book is way better so I was sold. Emily was a sweetheart and brought me the dvd Love Actually to borrow. Anyone seen it?
I headed out for a run this morning at 7am because I didn’t have to wake the kids up. It was nice and easy but oh my god my knee is killing me! I’m going to get my mama to send me my tensor bandage I left at home to me because it hurts just to walk on my leg sometimes. Has anyone ever gotten a pain on the inside part of their knee and its kinda of a throbbing pinching pain? Its kinda where your knee cap meets your leg? I apologize for my bad description haha. I biked to the train station (about 30 minutes) and hopped aboard!
Alright so onto my day trip this sunday…. VERONA!
We took the train there and hit up a few prime tourist spots such as Juliets House, the Arena and Torre dei lombarti.
First stop – Juliets House (The Juliet from Romeo & Juliet just in case you didn’t know) 🙂
Next stop the gorgeous arena… It is still being used as an amphitheatre to this day!
The Tower was 368 steps up… I was so sweaty after that treck haha.
We sat down at Cafe Pizza (original or what?!) I ordered the pizza en funghi after much deliberation. I ate about 2/3 of this plate. It was HUGE but oh so good! I totally deserved this pizza after the hike up the bell tower.
We wandered aimlessly around the city for many hours and then headed on home. I was seriously pooped after this day of walking. I came home and cuddled up with my new favourite tea (picture to come) and skyped with my fam (miss you!).
There is your mini tour of Verona and you didn’t even have to leave your house! Sorry for the lack of food pictures but you got one of geniune italian food! Now I must return to the life of an au pair and clean the bathroom & make the kids snacks before they come home… fun. Till next time!
Update: So I took a sec to research my knee injury on the web (ligit i know) and I came up with this – Chondromalacia of the Knee it seems to fit what I am feeling but I ain’t no MD. Prognosis – not good!