We decided another beach visit was in the cards. Rimini it is.
We opted to stay at a four star hotel this time since it was only like a 20 euro difference. It’s amazing how different three star and four star hotels are in Italy. Night and day.
When we first got out our hotel and realized it was basically on the beach and right in the middle of all the great shopping it was a good thing. When we walked in and saw all of the pristine white couches, chairs, and tablecloths it was a great thing. When the attendant asked us to confirm that we were staying two nights Meemaw didn’t correct him, this was a WONDERFUL thing.
After checking in and receiving our key card for our room we took the elevator up to the forth floor and found our room. Not only are the rooms key entry, they are key SWIPE entry. Slightly Star Wars, but I liked it. When we walked in all of the lights came on and it was like a movie. Beautiful hard wood floors, luxurious curtains, and AND AND the whirlpool tub! I took two baths during our stay and Meemaw took three.
No too long after we started investigating our room, the lights turned off. Strange… Ok, so turn em on right? Wrong. We pushed every button in that room over and over. I’m thinking, “Ok, there has to be a trick to this.” It was then I noticed the flashing red light right by the door. Next to the light there was a little pocket about 3 1/2 inches long. This room is clearly high tech by the entrance methods, I wonder… TaDA! The key, of course! I put the key in the key coozie and whala! Let there be light. Logic prevails over all.
The first day we took to shopping. Rimini has great shopping. I decided that I needed a bathing suit for the next day. So I went into a store that had some suits in the window. I go and look at the sizes and they all stopped after three letters into the alphabet. I’m 2x the forth. Damn. So I ask the clerk,
Is this she largest size?
Oh, No! We have this one in a C
Ya, I don’t think it will work for me…
*Her eyes glance down at my chest and widen in surprise*
Oh, no it will not work… Let me see what else I have.
She found me the biggest size in the store and luckily it worked. Allorah…
The next day we went to the beach for the day. I looked at buying some sun spray that had some SPF in it, but it was all way too expensive. I’m not paying 20 euro for banana boat, I’m sorry. Hence, I fried like a french fry. Note to self: Don’t read a book you are REALLY into on the beach. More time has passed than you think. When I read while laying out I lay on my front with my back exposed to the sun… The backs of my legs feel like the skin might rip apart. My shoulder-blades are yelling, “stop pushing so hard on me” to my loose fitting t-shirt. If I don’t turn snake and peel all of this away, I will have a wicked awesome start on my tan.
That night we oped to sleep with the window open with the blinds down. (I love the Venetian Binds that Italy has everywhere. So useful and cute!) Most of the time you can raise and lower the blinds with a pull cord attached to the wall next to the window. We look to the left and right of the window and found no cord. Of course the cord was soo last season for this high tech room. I’m thinking,” …there must be a trick.” Of course, you can push a button next to the bed and raise/lower the blinds. Automatic… everything. Side note: Buttons included next to the bed are; main lights, personal reading light, blinds up/down, hall light, and door unlock. Ah, modern technology.
In conclusion, if you are ever in Italy looking for an amazing beach time, visit Rimini.
Also, I hear the night life in Rimini is top notch. Someone told me it has the biggest club in Europe? They also said it had a pool in the middle of it. To most people they are probably thinking, “Oh cool! A pool!” I’m thinking, “Gross… I wonder how many people have died in there.”