After the super stressful weekend we shared together, it was decided that we should sleep in on Sunday. We woke up late and had coffee for breakfast. You know you are loved by a friend when she is willing to share her special coffee sent to her by her father. I am so lucky to have such a great friend. Since everything in Lugano is closed on Sundays we spent the morning watching When in Rome and just hanging out. We had fancy grilled goat cheese sandwiches with tomatoes and yogurt for lunch. I have found a new love for goat cheese, it is so delicious but unfortunately makes your breath smell rancid.
After lunch, I had to pack up and head home. We made the walk to the train station which is only about a 15 minute walk from her apartment and it was a sad goodbye. It was wonderful seeing her because it was the perfect little bit of home that I have been craving. I love Catie and I am so thankful that she is my BFF&N.
I had to switch trains on my way to Milan and I was super nervous that something was going to go wrong or that I was going to get on the wrong train, but the process was very easy and everyone was switching trains with me so it wasn't like I was by myself. Me being me obviously asked the conductor if I was getting on the right train. I figured that it would be better to be safe than sorry. Even after asking him, I was still nervous. I made it to the Milan train station this time with plenty of time to spare and I walked around for about 20 minutes in the train station figuring out which track I was supposed to be at and looking in the different shops there in the station. It is a very nice station, but I am still not sure how I feel about Milan. The architecture is amazing, but I felt like the city overall was a little dirty. I would say it is like comparing Chicago to New York. Both are amazing cities, but there is a clear winner between the two in my opinion.
The train back to Florence was spent studying for midterms and reading my book. I got quite a ways into my book but made sure I also devoted time to my studies. When I made it back to Florence, I did homework, skyped with Chris for a bit, and responded to some of the emails I received over the weekend.
It was an amazing weekend and I am so thankful that I took advantage of the opportunity to go and see Catie.
Con amore, Ciao!