Luciana, the woman who owns the purse and scarf store in town, called and asked if we wanted to go to a pool party on Saturday. The party was not at her house but at the house of Elizabeth, a young woman who is in my English class. She said, invite Nancy and Luther too. So, I call Nancy and Luther and they ask, what time and where....right...It is the type of details that make living here interesting. We finally sorted out that we could come whenever we want and swim, or come just for dinner and eat. We decided to go half and half and arrived at about 6:00.
Elizabeth's country home is lovely. She sold her city home to Nancy and Luther, hence one of the connections. Her country home is like a resort. The pool was like an inifinity pool at a hotel.
The house sits back in the hills above Pierantonio. A lovely, if isolated setting. There were about 25 of us at the party. An intersting mix of Italians and a sprinkiling of Americans. The house has a restaurant-like outside grill.
The meat was cooked over a wood fireplace and was delicious.
It was so hot. I don't know how the grill master stood it, except he kept jumping in the pool to cool off. We were there for about 6 hours, and the time passed quickly. I learned several new Italian expressions, some I even remember.
We had a fantastic lunch on Sunday up in the hills. Even in 90 degree weather, life is good here.