Spring Sking in the Dolomite!!!Posted: February 18, 2012
It feels like, unknown to us, we could be characters in a movie like the Truman Show. It is hard to believe it’s this good, and it’s real!!
Spring sking in the Dolomites, Alta Badia, Italy!
Sunshine, no wind, excellent snow, thinly populated slopes ………..
Charming places to ski to ……..
Fantastic range of restaurants and menus, gourmet to rustic!
This is our third visit to the lovely hotel of Walter and Rosa Craffonara, Ciasa Lara http://www.ciasalara.it. We began our journey here just over 12 months ago and many of the same staff welcome us back and ask how our year has been. Jaws usually drop as we answer, “Well, pretty good actually – 26 countries, 40,000 kms and a multitude of truly wonderful memories.” Returning here near the end of our journey reinforces just how much we have seen and done in the last 12 months.
And Elizabeth has been able to join us again. It’s such a contrast to when we last met. I can still see her sitting on a camels back on a sunny beach in Morocco. Now, she is just a blur zooming down a pristine white snow capped slope, or smiling, taking a break in a “snow chair!!”
Punctuating our travel with time in La Villa also reminds us that our journey is drawing to a close. We will miss our sunkissed slopes, but in less than 8 weeks we will be home. In the meantime, we will spend a month in Antonios home town of Maniago; we will have another week with Noah, in Maniago; we will sell our Cubby in Italy or Germany; and we will pamper ourselves for 6 days in Thailand to break the 24 hour travel home. So hold on………… There are still, just a few more tales to be told!!