It all started Saturday with a short walk to Villa Olmo and Eva's first time in the swimming pool... poor baby. The water was pretty cold, and they require swimmers to wear a cap. After awhile, she got used to the temperature. She wasn't necessarily crying, but just sort of complaining loudly the whole time she was in the water. She definitely didn't enjoy the pool like she loves her time in the bathtub. Once the cap was off she was a happy girl once again. It cost 14 euros to enter the pool, plus the purchase of our lovely souvenir caps. Cole's co-workers later told us that this was actually an inexpensive pool! We were surprised... with the exchange rate, that equates to about $20 USD for two adults. We're used to pools in the states costing only a few dollars apiece. Maybe this is a method the Italians use to keep their pools from becoming a daycare center during the summer months like US pools so often seem to become... :)
|Just in case you saw the first picture and considered reporting us... she really is a happy girl, we promise! :)|
On the way home we gassed up the car... and then just barely made it back to Como. Unfortunately, we unknowingly put diesel into our "unleaded-only" vehicle, which didn't work out so well... as you can imagine. It was one of those mistakes that just makes you feel so silly and just sick to your stomach. Today Cole picked up a new rental car from Avis and they towed off the old one, hopefully with no permanent damage. Lesson learned.
|It's amazing to see the towns along Lake Como - they appear to grow straight up out of the water!|
|The shoreline along Lake Como just before Isla Comacina. One of my favorite pictures of the lake so far...|
|Our new friends, Giovanni and Anna!|
|July 22, 2012 - Bellagio, Italy|