Well the first day of travel was super easy. Guys were singing in the back, mood was great everything just went like clock work. We even managed to follow the GPS which is amazing as we (unfortunately both Fabio and I) always thinks the GPS is wrong and we can outsmart it…
The second day was…well not so pleasant. We managed to get out of Como and started driving towards Milan. We missed an exit due to Vittorio who said that he felt sick. This often means vomit. We desperately felt we needed to go back even though the GPS told us it was impossible. We tried anyway and got stuck between 50 trucks on their way to some construction. There were a lot of bad words (Italian, Swedish and English) in the car.
By some miracle we managed to get back on the highway and on the right route…seriously by a complete miracle. Maybe because we didn’t try to outsmart the GPS. Suddenly I hear – mommy I’m sick. I manage to throw myself back and catch the disaster in a plastic bag.
For the next 2 hours Andrea is angry, nothing seems to calm this sweet baby down. I manage to find some old gummy bears that I give him in small small pieces (so they last) Bingo!
We get closer but the highway is a complete nightmare the exits come fast and we are always in the wrong lane. I’m sitting like a co pilot – next curve 90 degrees exit 15 on your right in 10, 9, 8, 7… We are completely exhausted when we arrive in Lerici. Now we only need to find our BnB. The road gets narrow and very curvy…and once again I throw myself in the back seat and manage to catch the second disaster. During the entire climb, my legs and butt are in the front seat and the rest of the body is lying in the back seat a bit squashed and in a weird angle. I only hear Fabio curse and the car goes from left to right then a full brake, speeding, brake, right, left…good to know I also get car sick. But because I had a task (no vomit in my new car). I didn’t feel a thing.
Both F and I just felt happy to be alive when we finally reached the BnB.
We had an amazing dinner with Matteo and Silvia (kids slept through), loud discussions and a lot of laughter, amazing food and wine. Italy in all it’s beauty. I love this country!