Yesterday I had to say "see you later" to good friends. It is one of the the crummiest parts of military life - making wonderful new friends and inevitably having to say goodbye at some point. I wouldn't trade the friendships, but I could do without the goodbyes.
Earlier this week our friends moved out of their house (which was just down the street from us) and into a hotel for their last few days in Sicily. They shipped their car and were stuck on base so we went and picked them up for one last night on the town. Our evening started at the mall where we entertained ourselves until dinnertime in a play area similar to Dave and Busters (not quite as cool as D&B, but still fun). After exhausting all of the Euro change in each of our pockets we headed out for Chinese food.
My favorite Chinese food restaurant in Catania is Ristorante Cinese Acquario. Their food is delicious and inexpensive. During the summer you can't beat the view while seated on their terrace over looking a small harbor and the sea. We had a great time just hanging out and chatting with our friends over dinner. While we were sitting at dinner that night I shot this photo, I think it may be my new favorite:
I'm really happy that we were able to spend one more evening with our friends before they left the island. Buon Viaggio M, K, & H! Ci vediamo a presto! You will be missed!