Day 3 – Jason 10 – Jet Lag 8

18 Sep

For a day that was spent mostly trying to recover from jet lag, there was a surprising amount of action.

Rewind to yesterday – during our visit to the city to see the sights (or “sight-see”) we stopped by a pub to refresh our dehydrated bodies with a pint of Rome’s finest ale (brewed in Germany). Seated next to us was a table of foreigners. I was desperately trying to identify their country of origin only able to work up the courage to ask as we left. My guess of “Spain” (sorry Spanish friends) was countered with “No we are from Finland” (sorry Lotta). I guess I need to work on my Finnish. I asked if any of them knew Esa Tikkanen. They did not.

As I collapsed into bed around 23:00 Saturday exhausted from the day of touring I expected to wake up at 9:00 ready to take on the day (and watch the Canada vs. France world cup game). When I did wake up I checked the clock an it was only 12:30 AM – I had been sleeping for only 90 minutes. By the time I got back to sleep it was 06:00.

And I should have just stayed in bed because Canada was trounced by France even though we were leading or tied for most of the first half.

My afternoon nap was interrupted by the return of my cousin’s wife and my uncle’s stepdaughter (who is backpacking around Europe). They were out shopping and while having lunch in a cafe a pickpocket tried to pickpocket them. Hayley yelled at the dude and that scared him off. They continued to eat when an Italian lady interrupted them and told them there were 5 men outside waiting for them. The men were lingering and making eye contact in a threatening manner and they left after about 20 minutes. While our thoughts drifted to the worst possible motivations I personally think they just wanted to rob them.

After things settled down, my cousin and I left to go grab a beer while the girls prepared supper. We ended outside at Mario’s where we met an actress from France. She has a small part in the movie called Tezz which comes out later this year. Filmed in India, IMDB bills it as an action/drama. From what I have read it looks pretty cool.

We returned home to a wonderful pasta meal and the resulting food coma that will be induced at the completion of this sentence.

4 Responses to “Day 3 – Jason 10 – Jet Lag 8”

  1. fernaurora September 18, 2011 at 23:44 #

    Congrats J! you’re going to have such a fantastic trip .. I’m so jealous. in the meantime I’m goingto guess/hope that Australia will be your next mini retirement?

  2. Lottabot September 20, 2011 at 01:24 #

    How the heck doesn’t know Esa Tikkanen??? Just asking? =)

    • diehardthree September 20, 2011 at 06:18 #

      These Finns were very strange, even by Finnish standards. 😛

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