Sport Village Hotel & Spa
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- Continental Breakfast
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Friday 29th May
We drove through Pescasseroli at the beginning of May when we were trying to find somewhere to refill our gas cylinder. At that time we found a petrol station that had the right connection to be able to fill it with the gas used in cars.
We headed to the same petrol station to get a refill but this time it was a big no no. The attendant indicated that it was illegal – oh well.
... and then they just got in the cars and drove away. The trip and tour was very interesting but a long day. We learned of the history of the four battles, New Zealand was only involved in the last two. Lots of history lessons including been shown a small village which was abandoned and never rebuilt. It's occupants fled to and lived in caves in the middle of winter to escape the Germans. We walked through the caves in a stooped fashion ...
... We didn’t see sheep but we did see horses and their young foals. As we descended, we searched for the methuselah tree. It is a big old beech tree that could be as old as 1000 years. Its misshapen trunk is sight to behold. In one of the many fissures, we found a geocache so signed our names. There was also a photo of Pasetta with a little message written on the back from the man himself. The tree is very special to Pasetta and he told us that he feels very ...
... in locating the hole in the wall until Garry asked a local women "ATM" she shook her head, he then pulled out his bank card and gave the impression of poking it into a slot, communication "penny drop" yes she pointed us further down the road with great accuracy. Sign language is much more international than speech. Woohoo, we had money again, me especially having finally been able to access the money on my card after several days of trying, a phone call ...
Two days of Rome was enough. We may revisit the Vatican city on our way back if we feel we have missed out but right at this moment, we just want to escape the crowds and where better than the Appennino Mountains. There are still brown bear, wolves and lynx in this part of the country but our chances of seeing any are very slim as apparently they are very shy.
It's a national holiday so initially the drive from Rome is a nightmare. ...