Unfortunately, we "wasted" a few hours Saturday dealing with getting diapers for Aldus. We knew we needed to get them Saturday because the stores would be closed Sunday, might be closed Monday for Christmas Eve, and would definitely be closed Christmas Day and Boxing Day. Too bad the first pharmacy we tried to go to was closed for siesta. (Argh! Sicilians are almost worse than the Dutch when it comes to store hours!) But they listed another pharmacy nearby that would be open a couple hours later. So, in our fine little family tradition, we killed the time in a cafe/pastry shop. Woo hoo!
But wouldn't you know it that when it came time to go to the pharmacy, we discovered we'd gotten our dates wrong and it wouldn't be open that afternoon after all? Fortunately, the pharmacy that WAS open was on our way back to the hotel anyway. Another pack of Pampers? Check.
For dinner Saturday night, we headed to Ristorante la Medusa, specializing in couscous and recommended by the hotel. Even though we waited until 8:00, they weren't open when we arrived (maybe it was only 7:00?), so we walked around a bit more. We found the Fontana Aretusa. (We didn't get very good photos, so I'll send you to Flickr.) It was really quite pretty, all lit up for the night. And I didn't know before then what a papyrus plant looks like. Better yet, who knew that mullets could swim?!? I'm so ignorant.
Medusa was more or less open when we got back. We got a table, but we were the first there and got to witness one of the waiters (the owners' son?) berated for not having set up the antipasti bar properly. They had an eggplant parmigiana that was outstanding. Aldus had fallen asleep while we were walking around, and he slept through the entire meal! Charles had a huge plate of fish couscous with sauce on the side that he really enjoyed. I can't even remember what I had, but I know I liked it. (Why in the world didn't I write down what I had for each meal? We completely relished eating our way around Sicily, but we ate so much that I've forgotten the details!)