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Just an F-Blog #65. Started with a bang!

Yes. End of March/beginning of April is the time when my favourite amusement park Gardaland opens its doors. And it was this weekend, get it? :) So Iggy and Ricky and me (all others were busy) dashed to Lago do Garda for two days of silly, careless, relaxed fun! Boy oh boy this was one huge opening of the season, because there were not many people in the park and out favourite rides were more or less "come, sit and scream" affair without any waiting whatsoever. Lucky, eh? Anyway, here's a tiny taste of the weekend. And yes, for us, buying a season ticket for Gardaland is a good investment. Its price equals two daily visits and two parking fees. And who would have thought. We were there twice this weekend.

Kids... :)

Beloved season ticket!!!
The ticket to Fun.




Ricky with... so much hair.
Ricky can be so... hairy. LOL

It can be dangerous. :)
See? Amusement parks can sometimes be dangerous...

Catan Addict #1 - Iggy.
Afternoon rest and Catan Addict #1 - Iggy.

Catan Addict #2 - Ricky.
Afternoon rest and Catan Addict #1 - Ricky.

Fire in the sky.
Fire in the sky - going to Brescia. Dinner time.

Relaxed driving.
Relaxed driving. Even that can happen with Ricky. Rarely though. :)

Nothing can go wrong...
But with Arisa in your ears... can't be any different.

La Verace in Rosso Pomodoro.
Probably one of Top3 pizzas ever. La Verace in Rosso Pomodoro. Real Naples in your mouth.





A bonus from a few days ago...

And completely off the weekend track. A shot from a few days ago. I call it Portable Spring. Daffodils on our balcony. Just charming...

Continuous as the stars that shine
and twinkle on the Milky Way,
They stretched in never-ending line
along the margin of a bay:
Ten thousand saw I at a glance,
tossing their heads in sprightly dance.


Kitschy, eh? :)


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furrbear
Apr. 1st, 2012 10:23 pm (UTC)
Wordsworth. nice choice.

I wandered lonely as a cloud
That floats on high o'er vales and hills,
When all at once I saw a crowd,
A host, of golden daffodils;
Beside the lake, beneath the trees,
Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.


paterson_si
Apr. 15th, 2012 10:23 pm (UTC)
I love the poem... Got stuck with me in high school. :)
furrbear
Apr. 16th, 2012 12:04 am (UTC)
Same here
paterson_si
Apr. 16th, 2012 10:19 am (UTC)
And this one that seems to be rooted even deeper....






Whose woods these are I think I know.
His house is in the village though;
He will not see me stopping here
To watch his woods fill up with snow.

furrbear
Apr. 16th, 2012 11:48 am (UTC)
Frost, "Stopping By the Woods on a Snowy Evening"
The woods are lovely, dark and deep.
But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep.
paterson_si
Apr. 16th, 2012 11:56 am (UTC)
Precisely.... and we learned the poem by listening to the Frost's original audio recording.

Edited at 2012-04-16 11:57 am (UTC)
furrbear
Apr. 16th, 2012 12:01 pm (UTC)
With all the scratchiness and pops?
paterson_si
Apr. 16th, 2012 12:02 pm (UTC)
Lost of them, yes.
tilia_tomentosa
Apr. 2nd, 2012 12:14 am (UTC)
Oh, spring! :) The daffodils are already gone here - it all suddenly went so Fast Forward this year!

LOL the dangers of amusement parks, who would have thought?

Love your Fire in the Sky. :)
paterson_si
Apr. 15th, 2012 10:24 pm (UTC)
Ah, mine are also gone now.......

Yes, amusement park can get tricky. :)
putzmeisterbear
Apr. 2nd, 2012 01:52 am (UTC)
That looks like a really fun place. I wish I could have gone with you guys.
paterson_si
Apr. 15th, 2012 10:24 pm (UTC)
We have a blast!
thisisdavid
Apr. 2nd, 2012 04:26 am (UTC)
The flowers are cool.
paterson_si
Apr. 15th, 2012 10:24 pm (UTC)
And they are gone by now......
thisisdavid
Apr. 2nd, 2012 04:27 am (UTC)
The pizza looks yummy too. :)
paterson_si
Apr. 15th, 2012 10:24 pm (UTC)
Pizza was DIVINE. :)
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paterson_si
Apr. 15th, 2012 10:25 pm (UTC)
We also play the settlers as a board game for hours and hours and hours, but phone/pad stuff is also cool.

Trieste? Yes, I go there now and then. It's close, but it seems like a city, whose best days are long gone.
dan4behr
Apr. 2nd, 2012 12:25 pm (UTC)
Don't you just love it when you can practically jump on any amusement park ride and go? I love the 'off season'

120kph is just about the highest posted speed you'll find in the US. Most are around 110kph in these parts...

Beautiful sky. Beautiful pizza....
paterson_si
Apr. 15th, 2012 10:26 pm (UTC)
Off season is GREAT!!!!!! :)

Ah... 120 kph is slow... speed limit on highways is 130 here, meaning I normally do 160.

pssshhhhhh
dendren
Apr. 2nd, 2012 03:01 pm (UTC)
so many great pics here... so what exactly did happen to rip the shorts?
paterson_si
Apr. 15th, 2012 10:26 pm (UTC)
Well, too enthusiastic jumping on rides, I'd say.

Oh. :)
dendren
Apr. 16th, 2012 03:37 pm (UTC)
well, when you jump on me I'll be sure not to rip your pants!

;)
paterson_si
Apr. 16th, 2012 09:37 pm (UTC)
Who knows, who knows....... :)
dendren
Apr. 16th, 2012 09:51 pm (UTC)
the simple solution would be for you to remove your pants before jumping on me...
paterson_si
Apr. 17th, 2012 08:49 am (UTC)
now that's always an option....... :)
coffeeguy777
Apr. 2nd, 2012 04:21 pm (UTC)
A good time had by all :-)
paterson_si
Apr. 15th, 2012 10:26 pm (UTC)
LOADS! :)
altf4ljdrama
Apr. 2nd, 2012 06:12 pm (UTC)
That looks like a great time. :)
paterson_si
Apr. 15th, 2012 10:27 pm (UTC)
It was really great. :)
leafshimmer
Apr. 2nd, 2012 10:07 pm (UTC)
Fabuloso!

In Ireland the "Garda" refers to the cops which puts an amusing spin on the concept of "Gardaland."
paterson_si
Apr. 15th, 2012 10:27 pm (UTC)
It could be interesting, yes, yes....... *mind is wandering*
cajoje
Apr. 3rd, 2012 03:16 am (UTC)
I love daffodils
paterson_si
Apr. 15th, 2012 10:27 pm (UTC)
Me too. Gentle. :)
ubermunkey
May. 2nd, 2012 08:09 pm (UTC)
wonderful images.

in my mouth even, love your phrasing and word usage

and you....

cheers
c
paterson_si
May. 3rd, 2012 10:57 pm (UTC)
And you...

kiss

T
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