Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Day 244 - Ascona

Thought of the day: Today we took trains for about an hour to Lucarno and then walked for another good hour to the lakefront town of Ascona.  Instead of walking along the lake, we walked through a shortcut in the valley.  With the warm but comfortable summer air, weathered houses, rows and rows of vineyards and olive orchards, and sounds of birds bouncing among the tall trees, this valley recalled the image of Tuscany in my mind. We had lunch in a restaurant facing the lake.  The food was as perfect as the setting.  We hope to stay at Ascona some day, perhaps for the Jazz Festival in the summer.  The view and the food alone are already enough reasons for a return visit, the music would just make it mandatory.

Photo of the day:
Jasmine and Lila playing at the lakeshore of Ascona.

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