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... luckily spoke relatively good English, so I was able to force her to force him to swap numbers with me with the hope of him teaching me to ski. The handsome Fabian is in fact a ski instructor and after ensuring that his number was real, I had embarrassed myself enough and we left. The next night we returned to the same bar in the hunt for Fabian who was not there. The barmaid from the night before was at a friends birthday party there. Somehow, and ...
... was good, but odd: a great thick vegatable soup followed by meatballs on cabbage, instead of pasta (hey, we're in Italy - what's going on?!). Interesting company at dinner - a British guy and his Dutch wife, an Israeli guy travelling alone, and an American couple from Pennsylvania.
I think I kept the whole dorm room up with my snoring that night (or so Barbara tells me).
... breathtaking views we had seen on the entire hike.
Barbara was excited to finally be in Italy. But she never dreamed she would walk to Italy! The downhill to Refugio Elisabetta was pretty easy and through yet another gorgeous valley. We arrived mid-afternoon. The name of the place made me think of my mother a bit. Wish she was here.
We took advantage of the time ...
... and most of them are passing us on the trail.. grrrr.
We've established a routine now of sharing a nice cold beer at the end of each day's long hike. Dinner was excellent - very tender beef and a nice custard for dessert. We sat next to a French woman who tried very hard to use her limited English, which was endearing but made for a very slow tortured conversation. I ended up going to get my smart phone which had a translation app (very handy!).
... for a picnic and pictures at the pass. Our lunch was packed for us the night before: ham and cheese sandwich, apple, hard boiled egg, wedge of cheese and a candy bar.
At one point, about 10,000 feet elevation, on a very steep, rocky section of trail that we had trouble negotiating, we,saw a small group of hikers. One of them was totally blind, with a guide dog carefully leading her up the trail and a ...