With a day of fun and a lifetime of memories, we decided to leave the Italian Riviera and get back to our roots. Surrounded by gourmet Italian cuisine, vineyards and views of the Mediterranean, we felt as if we were a little out of place. We felt so grateful to have experienced this wonderful part of the world, but in all honesty, we preferred swimming in the lakes in Switzerland and drying our bathing suits out the back window of the car (a technique we used to rapidly dry our clothes while on the go, patent pending).
With our first swim in the Mediterranean, we decided it was probably time to start looking for a place to spend the night. We had parked the car in a parking garage just outside the town and we had been given a small green token to hold onto as a way to measure how long we had stayed.
After such a fun time in Lugano, we now had to do something we both were dreading. Saying goodbye to Lapo. Lapo was one of the greatest dogs I had ever met. Because he lived in an apartment that was rented out frequently, he got to meet a lot of travelers, and within about 5 minutes of meeting him it seemed like he was our best friend.