Over the weekend, Joe, Maureen, Smidgey and I went to Stresa, Italy. It was our first trip outside of Switzerland...but definitely not our last.
Stresa is on the shores of Lago Maggiore:
It is basically a summer resort town, so being there in December gave us a different perspective:
|Some hotels were open...|
|...while most were closed.|
|Store front nativity scene #1...|
|...and 'Santa' climbing up a hotel balcony.|
The Italian locals we met were friendly, kind, and didn't mind that we didn't speak Italian.
As per our usual experience, we didn't understand a lot...
|Some signs have better messages...|
The only downside was walking Smidgey on the narrow streets (with no sidewalks). And Italians like to drive FAST - luckily most of them have tiny cars.
|Smidgey peeking to see if the coast is clear for us to walk down this TWO lane road.|
|Tiny but mighty...fast!|
And when we returned to Zug we were met with white-out conditions:
But, alas, the snow is not so bad. Especially when an Italian (or French or German or Austrian or...) adventure is only a train ride (or four) away.
the winter blues
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