Woke up today, didn't have to do what we had planned so we decided on doing something else. There's a lake close, Lago di Fimon that has a walking path all the way around it so I thought it might be a good place to see. I've talked about it with a friend before but the kids ended up getting sick so we didn't go and then I found it on the "self tours" part of the MWR website
and printed it out so this is what we did.
It's only about a 20 minute drive from here, maybe less, in the hilly area's of the Veneto Region. Being our first time there we had no idea what to expect but it looked like this.
We got out of the van and started walking and there was a Swan out on the water. We went over to get a closer look and noticed there was a family of 4. I'm guessing mom, dad and two babies. However, the babies weren't really babies no more but they were still cute!
The lake was COVERED in lily pads! I've never seen so many and they looked awesome! The kids kept asking why there weren't any frogs on them, must have been to hot out today.
Brandon decided we should take a picnic lunch and we packed sandwiches and chips and strawberries and water for our little excursion.
We could have walked around the whole lake but it was hot out and the kids were super whiny today for some reason so we only went about 1/4 of the way and turned around and headed back towards the van. On the way back I took lots of pictures of the berries growing on the trees in the area. Wish I knew more about what was edible and what wasn't.
So there ya have it, Lago di Fimon in just an hour and a half trip. Could prove to be a great time when the kids are in better moods.