Friday, August 1, 2008
Day 6 Rest day in Lugano
After our long ride the day before we were all looking forward to a good nights rest, but with all 3 of us in the same room, and Squirrel snoring like a freight train coming and going, only one of us was getting a restful night!!! Finally,I just could not stand it any more, so I got up and stumbled over to his bed, grabbed his ankle and shook him. This just about freaked him out, thinking he was being attacked by some Italian Mafia Boss' vice grip of death! Unfortunately, it only stopped his snoring for about a half hour!
We met for breakfast at 8:30 and then left the hotel around 10:30 to go into downtown Lugano. We walked through the park along the lake and also waded into the water, but it was quite cool. So we continued walking to the cable car train station that took us to the top of Monte Brè. The panorama view was pretty amazing, even though it was a bit hazy. After about 1 hour we had enough of the scenery and we rode back down. Once back in down town we stopped at the small open market where we got a swiss-italian panini (of course, this wasn't quite the real thing for Squirrel, since we hasn't actually in Italy, 4 miles form the boarder)! Since the temp reached about 92F around 4PM we made our way back to the hotel to take a dip in the pool, and actually get some rest!
We returned back to downtown for dinner at a restaurant right on the quai. The food was good, but the service was extremely slow. Garbanzo & Squirrel treated my parents and myself which was greatly appreciated.