6.1.09 Pisa to Genova, Italy
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We cannot believe that a year ago today we kissed Ned goodbye and headed west for Big Bend on our journey west and then north to Inuvik and
It has been an incredible year - I appreciate every minute and don’t regret a single second.
We have a great appreciation for many simple things: Ned, our dogs, home, washing machines, potable tap water, friends, family, gardens, languages, school teachers, internet, honest police, journalists, history, freedom, hope and peace. We are so grateful for this opportunity!
There is a great ancient wall surrounding the magnificent church, tower and a few other buildings in a central square.
We took all the dumb tourist pictures appearing to hold up and push over the
As we walked back to Sugar, a tour leader was holding up a red, unopened umbrella. Charles thought this was great because he too was carrying a red umbrella! So he marched along holding his umbrella high, hoping someone would follow him as he turned the corner, but no luck. My kids were thoroughly amused with these antics though.
Off to Genova along the Italian
Now add in long, dark tunnels and high mountain bridges to the mix and you’ve got a stressful situation. Just before Genova, a disabled vehicle blocked one lane of a tunnel and slowed traffic for miles.
We found our campground road after having to turn around along the waterfront- there was a campground sign from the other direction which then helped. Then a 3.0 meter height restriction on a bridge (we’re 2.98m) appeared far higher and we went under fine.
How can a campground be located at the end of such a road as we traversed? Beats me! It was 2-directional with only one open lane, blind curves, and a steep hill.
The campground is basically a row of parked motorhomes, but we do have electricity and decent bath facilities. I think our campground price would have been 40E a night, but the nice reception lady appeared to change Jazy to a child’s price and deduct 10 percent, so we might get out of only 32E. 32E! Isn’t that a wee bit high for a suburban, small campground- well, but what are we going to do?
We made use of the relative bargain price of just 3.50E each for a washer and dryer. A dryer - hooray! The last few places had just washers at 5E and 6E per load. I will never complain about washer prices in the
We prepared dinner, washed clothes, etc tonight and were happy to get business done.
We have really enjoyed
In planning our route tomorrow, we’d really like to return to