21.06.2012 - 21.06.2012
Breakfast was served at 9:00am, we said our farewells and headed down the hill from Casa Kiwi one last time. Our time in Italy was amazing and Casa Kiwi was played a big role on our stay. Located at the end of a winding road at the very top of a hill, we had an amazing view of the mountains and the sea. It was so quit and peaceful, that we sat out on the veranda until we almost fell asleep each night.
Our plan was to head to Milano and hit the outlet mall,but by the time we entered our destination in the GPS, we had already passed our target and the GPS directed us turn around, and we elected not too. By the time we found another mall, we were in Switzerland! We stopped at a place called "Fox City". It has designer stuff (we are talkimg Prada) where everything started at $200.00 on sale. Far out of my budget. We looked around and had then had an overpriced lunch ($40 Swiss Frank) for a salad, a small slice of lasagna, a sausage w ff, 2 teas and a coke. The teas were Nestea at $4.50. We had to pay $0.60 for each packet of ketchup which are free in the U.S. I didn't realize that we had to pay, so I just picked up two packages. Donda told me that I stole them.....so I went back to find the server and pay $1.20 franks. She was surprised that I came back!
So , back on the road again. The GPS managed to take us to downtown Zurich which was really pretty cool. The Swiss must quit work early because downtown wasn't that packed. We spent more time going through tunnels than driving on roads that had views. One tunnel was 17 km long, the thought of someone having an accident was horrifying! But the part we could see was amazing. The lakes are extremely blue and there are waterfalls everywhere. We drove though Como, where we saw a tall man with graying hair on a boat, we are sure it was George Clooney! It is an amazing area, no wonder he purchased a villa there. We tried to find it, but he must have the Address blocked on google.
It did not rain the entire time we were gone, but the moment we crossed into Germany we experienced our first rain storm. Welcome back to Germany!