We got a wake up call at 8. Then we had a pretty tasty breakfast. I ate fresh mozzarella and bacon on a biscuit. Then filled my Aist bottle up with the amazing fresh squeezed orange juice. Finally, after a few people scurried to get ready because they missed the wake up call, We could finally depart from the Holiday Inn and head to San Marino!!! We Watched angels and demons on the way… Then stopped at the beach in Rimini ! It’s okay to walk along and swim for free but you have to pay to sit!! You could also do a little shopping! I got my picture with a team of pickleball players in speedos!! Then looked for seashells! Lots of girls laid out as well. Then back on the bus for 40 minutes to San Marino… We had free time to walk around. There was plenty to see with castles and shops everywhere. Then we regrouped for supper. The meal was the best one yet and we ate in the cellar.. We had pasta with ham and fraesh shredded parmesan. Then, turkey with peas and fresh cut potato fries. We finished the meal with a pistachio chocolate cake!! After that, we headed to the salsa bar. It was an outside bar and we shot hoops, took shots, and even did a little dancing!! Then some of us climbed up to the castle!! We saw everything!! It was beautiful! You could look down on all of the lit of cities lower on the mountain. Then came back and played on the wifi for a long time. John micheal even got us a snack from the cellar- croissants. At about 3:30 we were all finally heading to bed for the night!
The next day in San Marino we got a wake up call at 8 and had breakfast at nine. Then we were off to the tour!! We took a one hour tour of the hills, shops, and castles in San Marino. Beautiful. Then, in our free time we did a whole lot of shopping, had a yummy lunch at 2(spaghetti and roast beef). Then we explored the shops in San Marino for our last three hours of free time. You could also go back to the hotel for a nap if you stayed up a little late the night before. I also had my serving of Gelato for the day! It is to die for! Theni ordered a little pizza before the game. Unfortunately, pepperoni in Italy is really red peppers. It was actually still pretty good though. Finally, it was time to get ready for the game. It was roughly an hour away. We ended up playing a sponsored team, we lost 4-1. They were much much better then the first team we played. After the game, the other team all signed a jersey and gave it to Carly. I thought that was pretty sweet. Then, we boarded the bus and headed back to the hotel. Nothing like pizza for a midnight snacks long the way though!!