Monday, October 11, 2010

Little Italy: the Festa!

Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay! It’s an Italian festival. A few blocks from our house, we have San Diego’s Little Italy. It’s  like walking down memory lane for me. My dad was a stereotypical Italian man. But I never knew this until I moved here and realized that this is how Italian men are. Of course watching the Sopranos was a little eye-opening, too! Yeeks!
This woman was dancing through the street followed by a band. The smell of garlic and red sauce-laden pasta filled the air. We rode bikes down to the festival and then moseyed over to the car show.
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This dude was guarding the gondola. It was so hot, we were wishing we were in a gondola … on a river … in Venice!
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Here I am snorking down an icy, fresh squeezed lemonade. It was daaah-lishous!
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Over at the car show, a cool vee-dub bus had everyone taking snaps. And, why yes, it smelled like patchouli! Perhaps that was covering up another smell?  I loved the vintage luggage and cooler on the roof.
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5 comments:

  1. That looks like a super fun day!!! I'll have to check out San Diego Little Italy the next time we're in town....I'll eat my way through the village. Great Pictures!! Have a great week.

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  2. Oh, it looks like it was a GREAT day! Did you get any good food?
    I think I am the only person alive (who isn't a hippie) who loves Patchouli! :-)

    word: well, it was chercela, where did it go?
    Anyway...

    I do enjoy the Mexican treat with cinnamon and sugar, you know, the chercela?

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  3. Hey Robin,
    Thanks for visiting my little space! I see we have a lot in common; love of animals (yay), Italian roots, SOUL food and So Cal. I am in OC so not far. We love SD and are looking forward to the Sicilian Festa in the spring. Looks like it was a fun day. The Vw van is to cool adn yep Patchuoli oil is so strong it can cover up just about anything. Here's wishing you a fantastic week!

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  4. I had to check your photo again.....you're my age??? Girl you must sleep in a freezer every night because mother nature is being VERY good to you! You must have skipped the baby oil, cocoa butter, tanning lamps - good job.
    Have a great week, I'll check back to see what else your enjoying in your part of the neighborhood.

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