Day 21: Ingressing the Botanical Gardens

FAIR WARNING: Game Nerdity Abounding!

P and I left the babbies in the care of E and M, and trekked back to Catanzaro’s Botanical Gardens to do a little Ingressing (Green Team Best Team).  One of the cooler aspects of the game for travelers are the banner missions you can do in cities you visit that give you a virtual souvenir of your visit.  The Botanical Gardens had just such a beast, and we had the urge to possess it.

Parco Agraria, Catanzaro, Calabria, Italy

But before we could do that, we had to destroy some blue fields that an enemy player had put up after our last visit.  And we did.  And we got the banner.  And we took lots of pictures.  And we walked many miles.  And we had caprese sammiches. And lemon granita. And it was awesome.

Then we trekked back home and napped all the naps.

I bopped on down to the local produce store and picked up some supplies so we could make shrimp scampi for dinner, and then we settled in for the awaiting storm.  And boy was it a doozy!  High winds, crazy rain, lightning, thunder… it was a GREAT night for sleeping.  I closed the doors from my bedroom to the porch for the first night since we arrived, when it started raining IN the doors.  I was also awoken from a dead sleep when one of my friendly porch lizards ventured in and scampered across my hand.  Unfortunately, I scared him away before I could get the lights on to take a picture.

The storm rolled in just before sunset…

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