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Good morning, Ortisei!

1 Aug
Good Day Rome is on-the-road this week. We head back to Rome this evening, but I wanted to share a few pictures from the last couple of days. We are traveling with our Seattle-based niece, nephew and their children.  Hoping Grandma Deb, who is cycling across the U.S. this summer, has a chance to see these pics of her grandchildren and their time in the mountains.
Sunrise on the Sella Group and the Sassolungo, towering over Ortisei, Italy, as seen from our terrace.
Sunrise on the Sella Group and the Sassolungo, towering over Ortisei, Italy, as seen from our terrace.
Across the Val Gardena, viewed from our apartment, the tiny village of Bulla. Every trip I say we need to go there. I find it enchanting. Maybe next time....
Across the Val Gardena, viewed from our apartment, the tiny village of Bulla. Every trip I say we need to go there. I find it enchanting. Maybe next time….
High above the Val Gardena, William, Elizabeth and John head down the trail. It was a chilly 13 Centrigrade.
High above the Val Gardena, William, Elizabeth and John head down the trail. It was a chilly 13 Centigrade.
Ric in front of the rifugio at Raciesa, high above the Val Gardena. Lovely stop for

Ric in front of the rifugio at Rasciesa, high above the Val Gardena. Lovely stop for “elevensies” of coffee, hot chocolate and berry crostada. Yes, it was cold enough for hot chocolate.

Elizabeth cannot resist the flower displays. The Val Gardena is well-named.

Elizabeth cannot resist the flower displays. The Val Gardena is well-named.

Horses and cows cross paths with hikers at Raciesa. We encountered a herd of about a dozen horses looking for handouts and petting. William said it was the highlight of the hike for him.
Horses and cows cross paths with hikers at Rasciesa. We encountered a herd of about a dozen horses looking for handouts and petting. William said it was the highlight of the hike for him.
Caught Elizabeth in a candid moment, bundled up against a chilly breeze at the high altitude. In the valley we did not need jackets.
Caught Elizabeth in a candid moment, bundled up against a chilly breeze at the high altitude. In the valley we did not need jackets.
Susan, Elizabeth, John and William riding the funicolare to Raciesa, Val Gardena.
Susan, Elizabeth, John and William riding the funicolare to Rasciesa, Val Gardena.
The horses were very friendly. No doubt looking for apples and carrots. John, Elizabeth and William (hidden) offer some pets.
The horses were very friendly. No doubt looking for apples and carrots. John, Elizabeth and William (hidden) offer some pets.
Ciao tutti! If you haven't been here, you should put it on your list!
Ciao tutti! If you haven’t been here, you should put it on your list!
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9 Responses to “Good morning, Ortisei!”

  1. Marcia Kakiuchi August 15, 2014 at 23:06 #

    Wow! This are looks absolutely spectacular! Hot chocolate….amazing it was that chilly.

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    • gooddayrome August 16, 2014 at 13:24 #

      Well I have to say, chilly to someone living in Italy is different than chilly to an Oregonian. We’re a little worried about how cold Portland may feel when we visit in October.

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  2. Anita August 2, 2014 at 05:27 #

    Love the horses, of course. 🙂 Sounds like a nice trip to beat the summer heat.

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    • gooddayrome August 2, 2014 at 05:32 #

      The horses were so sweet! Wish we’d brought carrots in our pockets! We returned to true summer weather last night. Ugh!

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  3. ckleonard August 2, 2014 at 01:35 #

    Laurel, Ric all the peeps and horses in these pictures look great! I love your hair, Laurel. I’m thinking when your assignment ends, you are going to be swamped with offers to stay and continue to promote Italy with your wonderful reviews! Sounds like a really good paying job to me.

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    • gooddayrome August 2, 2014 at 05:09 #

      Thanks Carolyn! Wouldn’t that be a dream job! If someone would just pay my hotel bill it would be enough!

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      • ckleonard August 2, 2014 at 06:51 #

        Well, that isn’t unheard of. And pay your food and wine and travel expenses!!

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  4. Madison Eubanks August 1, 2014 at 15:32 #

    Wow! Wouldn’t mind going there for a week or so!

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    • gooddayrome August 2, 2014 at 05:10 #

      Hello Madison, thanks for reading. We are thinking about 2 weeks next year.

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