Buon Compleanno – Happy Birthday Carl!
It’s hard to find something more special than everyday here in Italy. Carl’s birthday is reason to celebrate, so we decided to explore Torri del Benaco a 20 min ferry ride across Garda Lake. This quaint town nestled between the castle and the church has a unique climate that allows citrus to be grown in a more northern latitude and an inland climate than is usual. Our fabulous lunch of seabass roasted with scalloped potatoes was with a lakeside table. A swan circled in the water near the occupied tables hoping to get a morsel or two. In pure serendipity, the large market that rotates to a different city on different days of the week, was in Torri on Monday. Carl picked out his present, a cotton white shirt to be more comfortable that his black and blue t-shirt’s he brought with him from Bellingham. The ferry dock in Toscolano is conveniently close to the gelateria and so, naturally a birthday gelato was enjoyed! Back home we watched as the olive trees became silhouettes in the fading light of the evening sky. Another magical day in Italy.
Here is a link to photos of our trip with birthday photos scatter amongst them.