For those of you who actually do follow my blog, and I know a few of you do because you are so kind to leave a comment from time to time or email me: I apologize for not alerting you to the fact that I was hosting my 11-year old grandson for three weeks and my blogging came to a virtual stand still. (If you are reading this and would like to follow me on my blog, just click "Followers," at the bottom of the page. I would love to follow you as well).
It was fantastic to spend my days doing things 11 yr. olds like to do. He left to go back to Michigan on Tuesday and I was in a real slump yesterday. I missed him so much.
But, today is a new day and the sun is finally
The lake above (I know! Could it possibly be more idyllic?) was on our way up the Alps, through Switzerland, to Splugen Pass. We chose this route to Italy because of the vistas and we were not disappointed, they were just amazing.
Here are a few we especially enjoyed.
|Hubby and grandson on a bridge over a river in the Alps|
|At the Summit of Mt. Spluga|
His right foot is still in Switzerland......
and his left foot is in Italy!
(How cool is that? In two countries at the same time?)
|Looking back at the Swiss Alps|
Looking back at the mountain pass is an exhilarating sight. You can't tell, but we are at least 3,000 meters high when this photo was taken. That leaves a heck of a lot of mountain below, and looking down while your husband navigates the hairpin turns into the numerous switchbacks and tunnels is NOT recommended.
Altitude and motion can cause queasiness; just ask my grandson who nearly lost his lunch during this drive.
Telephoto lens view
(You don't think I'd actually go up there now, do you?)
|Trickling waterfall into bubbling creek|
This is more my style!
We were treated to many more waterfalls, rivers, and pristine aqua blue lakes on our way down the Alps into Italy...but, more about that in my next blog...