Monday, May 24, 2010

This past weekend...

Early Thursday afternoon we lost our phone line which includes our internet connection! The whole weekend w/o a phone or computer!!! It wasn't that bad! lol
No one calls us anyway!
Saturday we decided to take a ride and we got stopped by the carabinieri.

They routinely pull cars over (here in Sicily) and check the paperwork. Since we are moving back to the US, we are not going to get Italian drivers licenses. That was the only thing they said that Frank needed to do since the International DL was running out in October. I think they were surprised that Frank had a carta d'identita, which is the official ID for citizens. I have one too!

This photo does not resemble the men here. They were dressed in the complete uniform. They looked pretty spiffy! Even with the sidearms! AND they drive this car!An Alfa Romeo...which is like the cops in PA driving a Lexus. It is an expensive car. They were very nice and the whole thing took just a few minutes and then we were on our way.


Anne in Oxfordshire said...

Maybe they drive Alfa's because they are Italian... My husband as an Alfa.. a great car!

Gil said...

Nicer car than an old Crown Vic! Maybe, PA police will be getting them once Chrysler and Fiat get going.