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.
This dude was guarding the gondola. It was so hot, we were wishing we were in a gondola … on a river … in Venice!
Here I am snorking down an icy, fresh squeezed lemonade. It was daaah-lishous!
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.


  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.

  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?

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

  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!

  4. I had to check your photo'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.

  5. That looks so fun!


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