Sunday, October 3, 2010

Catching Up...

So I knew we haven't really seen much since Brandon has been gone and just going through my pictures I was so right! We have been to two places here in Italy that are worth blogging about and other then that Greece is the only other thing left to blog (and I have to wait on that until I get my pictures from Brandon's computer since mine crashed and I lost them all). So the two places I need to blog about are Lago di Caldonazzo and Salo.
First is Lago di Caldonazzo, or more precisely Lido Brento (Brento beach at Lake Caldonazzo). Finding this place was like every other place I have seen lately. I just open a map and look for something that sticks out and that's where I program my GPS. I wanted to go to a lake this time but didn't want to go to Lake Garda since we go there all the time anyways so looking at the map this was the best one that was close enough to drive to and still be home in time for dinner. Once we finally got there, all on back roads so it seemed to take forever, I couldn't believe how incredibly beautiful it was.

I've seen places like this in books or magazines but have never actually seen it until today. It really was breath taking seeing a lake surrounded by large hills. It was a bit windy the day we went but it was still so very worth the trip.

The kids had a blast playing in the water and I just enjoyed my time on the blanket taking pictures and watching them. This is definitely a place we will have to go next summer when it's a bit warmer and I have another pair of eyes to watch the three kids.

And now for the most recent find. I took a friend and her two kids with me on our outing this day. Her husband is also with mine so it was nice to have another adult to talk to on the trip. We opened the map and pointed to a spot on Lake Garda called Salo, Italy. It turned out to be the most wonderful place I had seen in a while. They had a board walk that went almost the entire way around the shore line and had breath taking views as well. There were benches to sit and rest and large rocks to climb on and take pictures.

We even found the perfect swimming area for the kids. It's not too deep and it's an inlet so the kids can't very well run off without us knowing.
The creepiest thing I had seen on this trip was a toilet drawn on a creepy door that looked like a dungeon. Thankfully it was locked because my friend was actually going to take her daughter in there to go potty. Not me, no sir, you would NOT find me in there!!! lol
Again, we will be going here next summer. I think it will be better going to this place with the kids then going to our normal spot at Sirimione but we'll see. It will depend on what the hubby wants to do as well since he will be home too!

So those are my two lake adventures that I took this summer. It was all new to me so it was quite nice. I like getting out and seeing new things in case you haven't noticed :) I love adventure and there will be more to come......

1 comment:

  1. Great pictures!!! We were supposed to travel this weekend, but we got lazy, lol!