At the Gotthard tunnel

Well, it’s almost 1 pm and we’re not yet to Locarno. We’ve got 102 km left according to TomTom which should only take us about an hour…but we’re a few km from the start of the tunnel with full traffic jam. The problem is that they...

Just about half way…

So we’re on our way to Locarno and are about half way there. Our navigation system says we have a little less than 3 hours left which would get us there at about 1 pm. With any luck, this will actually turn out to be true and we can perhaps get in a bit of...

Getting ready to go

We’ve packed up our climbing gear and most of the stuff for the dog. I’ve also started packing my travel and overnight bags but hubby is waiting until we go to bed….which will be very shortly. We’re planning to get up at about 5 am and hope to...

The trip is almost here

This time next week, we will already have been on the road for a while, headed to Locarno, Switzerland. I think we’re all really looking forward to the trip now although it will be interesting to see if any of us still remember how to climb since it’s been...

Making plans for Easter

Last year we went to Locarno, Switzerland, over the Easter holiday. We spent time in the midst of beautiful scenery and were really able to just relax and enjoy ourselves over the four short days that we were there. Before we left there, we said we wanted to make it a...

Is spring here yet?

Today the weather here is absolutely wonderful. It could be a bit warmer I guess but the sun is shining, there aren’t too many clouds in the sky and it makes you really feel that spring is just around the corner. I know it’s much too soon to begin thinking...