All I know about a “goal day” is that it means Doug doesn’t have to go to work. Instead of letting him relax around the house, we went to the market in Sacile. After all, he’s been here over 4 months and hasn’t been to a market! Alyssa was off school because it was an Italian holiday, their version of Labor Day, so she came with us. It was beautiful out. Yes, there is actually sun in Northern Italy! I’m sure come summer I’ll be complaining about the sun. We walked around checking things out at first, and then stopped for gelato. When we were done, we went back out and bought a flat of strawberries for 5 Euro (better than my last experience buying berries at the market!) and Alyssa insisted on buying some anchovies for us to eat. I never did eat one, which really doesn’t upset me!
We stopped for lunch at Alle Forcate and Doug had a seafood pasta plate. It was really good, and we discovered that Alyssa likes to eat octopus, calamari (squid), and mussels! I had pasta with olive oil, garlic, and crushed red pepper. Yum! Then we had to head home so we could be there in time for the boys to get off the school bus. I kinda feel bad that they didn’t get to go with us, but every once in a while it’s nice to get that one-on-one time with each of them.