Not a lot of commentary today. We went on a small group tour (8 of us) to the Alps (Dolomites, to be exact). Started out rainy, sometimes hard, but dried up in the mountains. It was cloudy all day, though, and sometimes hard to get a great picture, but it was magnificent. And we had a good group. All of us were approximately the same age. Two couples from Australia traveling together, and then going on a large Mediterranean cruise later to Greece, Israel, Oman, Dubai, and Suez Canal. Then there also was a couple from Ottawa Canada, he is from France, she is French Canadian. They are also going on the same cruise. Out guide was Marco, and he was funny and helpful. We all had lots of laughs. A fun 8 + hours.
So, on the water bus on the way to the van, we saw some unusual things:
Hot chocolate. I’m not sure if there was any milk in it at all. It seemed like pure chocolate, melted. Almost like warm pudding.
Another month and this place will be crowded
Canadian couple and our guide
Lunch. We ate with the Canadian couple. They had potato pizza. We had Calzone. This is 1/2 of it.
Another way of flushing–push down on tube
Church in Cortina
Fresh mountain water
Cortina was site of Olympics 1956
Back in Venice, we saw a cigarette machine! Not the highlight of our day, but interesting to us