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Today, we ventured out to find the national park in the Abruzzo mountains where there is a walk described as a fairy wonderland. We only have a description and vague location of the trail head, but we were determined to find it! And, we did!
It was a really lovely walk through a gorge and along a river. We only saw a few others along the way, so it was peaceful and quiet ( as quiet as we can be with these children!)
It takes us awhile to get out if the house with the kids, so today we are heading for a hike and maybe the beach.
Amazingly, we found the park relatively easily. It's Monday, and the park seems deserted. Where are all the vacationing Italian families???
The signs are very cool with hand-drawn pictures that tell kids what they can and can't do. All of the information signs along the path talk about each local animal and each animal has a name. ...
... keep the kids occupied.
This afternoon, MB and Jackie took the kids to the park and I stayed home to work on the blog and rest. I was just going to start dinner when they texted and asked if I wanted to meet for aperitif. Well, of course I did!!
When you go out for aperitif, you get a boatload of food with a drink?! We decided to go nutritious with sangria; very healthy; lots of fresh fruit! Aperitif includes bread, meat (salami ...
... is interesting - we are on a narrow, hill, one way street. We have been advised to put a couple of dead plants out in from of our apt. to save our parking space. So, we did this text when we left, but apparently we did not leave enough space for Mary Beth to park our van! Fortunately, she was able to find another space not too far from our apt.
Because there is a big children's festival tonight, we have a rest and dinner ...
... motorhome repair shop down road one step up from dirt track, steep with hairpin bends. With turning on hairpin bend...in middle of nowhere up steep hill..... I had eyes shut a lot......tony reversing up steep hill on blind bend. For some re season he thought it good idea to go wrong way to let woman into ...