Today when we got in to port Genoa looked like a crowded city. We had training in the middle of the day, so mom wasn’t able to get to Milan to see some art. Instead we got on a Hop On Hop Off but to see the city. In Genoa, the bus had a channel just for kids so I got to hear about the city without the boring stuff. While we were driving through the city everything was tall (the buildings) and I saw a lot of pharmacies (maybe because they all have a flashing green cross in front of them).
We got off at a street with a lot of hops and walked around a bit. I got a toy car. I was an Alpha Romeo and is red and the doors open! It’s awesome.
We got back on the bus and made another stop to have lunch. We had lunch at a restaurant in a very narrow street. Cars were going by right behind my chair. It was kind of scary. For lunch, I first got a super good pizza — a Margherita pizza they called it. My soda came in a glass bottle and that was pretty cool. Then I had some ravioli too!
After lunch we went to a bookstore. They had some Star Wars books, but they were all in Italian so I couldn’t really understand them.
Then we headed across town to Gracie Genoa. It was a really hard private lesson for me because I haven’t been training like usual. I kind of got frustrated because I had a hard time understanding (I don’t speak Italian). But I did learn two sweeps from butterfly guard. I don’t really use butterfly guard too often (that was Professor Andrea’s favorite position) so it was helpful. I also learned an escape from an arm bar.
Mom found out (she can speak some Spanish and Professor Andrea could too) that the Italian kids don’t train during the summer. I’ve only had a few weeks off, I can’t imagine having the whole summer with no training!
After class we got an ice cream. Mom accidentally pulled the alarm in the bathroom for the second time on this trip AND almost locked herself in the bathroom! Dad heard the alarm and knew mom was the cause. It was pretty funny. She was embarrassed, but we all laughed pretty hard about it after.
Then we headed back to the boat.
Next stop —Florence!