Day 4 continued
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At the bottom of the valley, you first arrive to a medieval looking city of Dolonne. It is very small but very pretty with high walls and cobblestone streets. On the streets are spray paintings (just like on the roads before) of UTMB for the recently held Ultra Tour du Month Blanc. Right before I get in to the village, two guys come running down the same trail I just struggled down with their dog. How disheartening! Anyway, I make it across the river into Courmayeur and find the Venezia where Peter and John are staying. I find it and check in, and get my stuff squared away. I am left with an afternoon to explore Courmayeur!
From there, I meet up with John and walk around town. He shows me a pizza al taglio (pizza by the slice) place and we also get some gelato.
I decide to check flights so I go to the tourist information and they point me to a bar that supposedly has wifi. I find it and ask about the internet and the guy gives me a passcode for it. I finally get it to work on my phone and get to look up flights. I find one through Geneva to Newark that looks good so that is releving. By the time I get back to the hotel, noone is there so I go out to try and find the Continental group at the Hotel Bertod. Luck was on my side as I found them walking down the street! They invite me in to hangout while they decide what to do for dinner. They finally decide to hit up a pizza joint up the road in an hour. I just hang out and talk to everyone while the rest of the group gets ready.
We finally go to Pizzeria du Tunnel. I don't remember what I had but I remember it was good to be back in Italy! It was a mountain dish typical of the region. Food always tastes better! Everyone seemed to enjoy the food, not so much the service. We talked for a bit then headed back to the hotel. We said our goodbyes and I walked around the town a little more then headed back to the hotel only to find the owner upset that I was out so late. Guess that's what happens when you make your guests leave their keys inside!