Thursday, March 29, 2007

Trip to town

We took a trip to town today to get some more stuff like garbage cans for the bathrooms and groceries. The town is a busy little place with all kinds of shops all around. There's a bar, a gelateria, a pizza place, several tobacco shops, several restaurants, a photocopy store, a laundrymat, a department store, grocery store, library, and various other little shops. The people are all crazy drivers, and are fond of double parking. When you get into a double parked car, it is customary to just lay on the horn until whoever is blocking you strolls out of the bar they are in and moves their car. Here is a picture of the town.
Our trip to the grocery store was quite nice. We went to the biggest grocery store we've found to date. It's very clean, nice, with a good selection. We made sure to write down the bus stop so that we can know where to get off if we take the bus from our house. It's about a 20 minute walk to the grocery store from our house, although there are 2 smaller ones 3 and 5 minutes from our house respectively.

Those big things that look like elephant tusks are actually salami.

Here's the bakery.....

And the produce section. Oh and we found Granny Smith apples! YES!

6 comments:

Bronwyn said...

"it is customary to just lay on the horn until whoever is blocking you strolls out of the bar they are in and moves their car." <- HAHAHA.

Erika said...

What's so weird about laying on the horn? I do it all the time.... ;-)

glad you guys seem to be settling in alright....

Anonymous said...

Why the close-ups on the food? It's Lent ya know?

Jordanus said...

by the way whats the time difference there?

Jim said...

Time differences...

East coast US -- 6 hours ahead
Central time US -- 7 hours ahead
West coast US -- 9 hours ahead

So our "normal waking hours" in various time zones are as follows.

7:00 am to 11:00 pm in Rome
1:00 am to 5:00 pm in Charlotte
12:00 midnight to 4:00 pm in Ohio
10:00 pm to 3:00 pm in Oregon

You know who said...

Does cheese & bread ship well?