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... the hillside. There was even a Nativity scene.
It was almost painfully hot when we got back down to town. We were in a weakened whirl of incapability, but we managed to stagger back to Red.
The journey to Locarno had been unexpectedly difficult, not to say fraught. At least, we had found a solution for dealing with Red, so we left in a spirit of optimism and hope in the expectation of a better future. That sort of thing happens in Locarno.
Beers had : Eichhof
... valleys. Bellinzona remained in the hands of Milan until it was occupied by the French in 1503. However, rather than submitting to French rule, Bellinzona chose to join the Swiss Federation.
Castelgrande, the castle we visited, dates back as early as the 14th century. However, settlements on the Castelgrande hill date back to 5500-5000 BC (Neolithic)! The Museum in the castle displays some of the early pottery, arrow heads, and tools ...
... outside again, it really sinks in: it's getting really, really cold... and my sleeping bag isn't going to hack it. I suddenly wonder if I'm really prepared for this trans-Alps adventure. If I can't handle it here... what will I do in Switzerland? I was told there's an RV campground up ahead. I figure I could go up there and see what my options are. I go inside and ask if they have any indoor places I could sleep. They take me to the basement ...
... home town, which leads to the question: how do people make a living in a village like this? Unfortunately my memories of this town are more of frustration. Believe it or not, I take, not one, not two, but THREE wrong turns in this tiny town! First I follow markers of a trail across the gorge and up the steep slopes on the far side... before finally realizing that this is another trail taking me back to Chiavenna! No problem... gave me ...
... the last I will see of agriculture for a while. From now on it will just be rugged mountains. Also from now on food is probably going to get a lot more expensive. So I figure I'll go ahead and eat a Turkish doner before heading up the mountain. The fellow looks Middle Eastern, but I see images of saints on the the walls--so I figure he's probably an Egyptian Copt... I decide to ask him. We get to talking and it's clear that his mind is not ...