Driving Around the Bend

Thursday, May 08, 2014 Road Junkies 0 Comments

Around the World, Day 17:  Tremezzo, Italy

What are plans for if not to change?  Rather than driving east to Padova today, we decided to spend another day in the Lake Como area.  The scenery is so beautiful we were having problems dragging ourselves away.  So we spent the day relaxing and drove south to the town of Moltrasio this afternoon to search for a letterbox planted in 2012 at a local hotel.  Unfortunately, the groundskeepers were apparently too efficient and the box was no longer in it hiding place.

On the way back to our hotel in Tremezzo, a 13-mile trip that took more than 45 minutes, we decided to create a little video to illustrate our challenges with driving on the narrow secondary roads of Italy.  Thanks to Cirque du Soleil for providing the perfect tune, Jeux d'Enfants.

Daily Stats

Miles driven:  30
Letterboxes:  1 attempted
Weather:  41° to 72°, sunny
Stops made for oncoming traffic:  371
Pedestrians on narrow road:  42
Cars parked partially on road:  83
Motorcycles passing on curves:  39
Cars without scratches and dings:  0
Villages around Lake Como:  257

Quote of the Day
(from the hotel chef when Ken asked for plain rice for dinner and explained our previous stop on this trip)
"Ahhh, Morocco!  You have to put Morocco at the end of your holiday."