In 1972 I was 14 years old, my brothers were 12, 9 and 2 and my parents were brave! They had bought a caravan the year before and took us on a four weeks roadtrip from Trondheim to Lido de Jesolo, not far from Venezia. The trip has been a family tale for life! I have a lot of vivid memories from the month on the road and in my mind I remember a long list of places we visited. But not every single one of them.
Terje and I took the train from Venezia this morning, up to Lago di Garda, and while we sat at the shore of the lake, waiting for the ferry to take us over to Sirmione, I knew I had seen this place before. I called my mother: "Mom, can you remember if we visited Lago di Garda on our trip? And if we did, do you know where?" "Wait a moment" my mother replied. "I will ask your dad." And he could confirm my memories. We had indeed visited the lake, "the southern part" he said.
Sirmione is situated on the tip of a long peninsula. The main focus is a huge ancient castle. We have been walking around in the town today. We had a swam in the lake.......
.......and we have been watching soccer with the Italians.
First Italy won.
The chefs let pizza dough be pizza dough and came to the kitchen window to cheer :-)