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Jan 9, 2012 - Homeward bound, back to Geneva

Well, after three very relaxing days here on the shores of Lake Maggiore, it's time to start our journey home. Very reluctant to leave (in fact we were debating whether or not to extend our stay for another two weeks). From here we are heading back to Geneva where it all began. Hopefully the weather will be kind to us as we head back over the alps. Saw a news report about conditions in the Austrian Alps. The day after we crossed over from Friedrichshafen, there were severe snow falls, avalanches, roads were closed, and numerous cars became...

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Jan 7, 2012 - Lake Maggiore

Glorious day today. Bright sunshine and clear blue skies. Perfect day for a ferry ride around the lake. We left the dock at Pallanza, then on to Bevano, then to the islands of Superiore and Bella, before docking on the other side of the lake at Stresa . Delightful village with a labyrinth of winding streets a block away from the shoreline. Found a terrific small trattoria for a bit of lunch. It had a real homey feeling. Tables were covered with red damask cloths. To the left of us was a table at which four elderly gents were sitting,...

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Jan 6, 2012 - Friedrichshafen to Verbania

The final stages of our trip. Today we said goodbye to Germany and hello again to Italy. Leaving Friedrichshafen we headed for Lake Maggiore, via Leichtenstein. The trip was breathtaking, and foolhardy. Probably bordering on dangerous. The drive to Leichtenstein was ok. A pleasant drive along the valley on the freeway. After that though, things got a bit hairy. Turning off the main highway to traverse the alps, it soon became apparent that this was going to be a very interesting drive indeed. Snow was piled up high on the side of the road....

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Dec 16, 2007 - Happy 83rd Birthday Lyle !!!

I just heard from April, Lyle's daughter in Duluth... She said Lyle's daughter Megheen just talked with Lyle in Italy, he sounds very happy and relaxed. He will be with April's older sister, Poldi's Italian family she met as an AFS student as a senior in high school many years ago. He is touring Venice and staying in Pallanza on Lake Maggiore, north of Milan. Dec 16th is Lyle's 83rd bithday! Dec 18 Lyle flies to Vietnam (Milan to Munich, to Hong Kong to Ho Chi Minh City)

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