Today was a big travel day!  We rested in Nice…first time we didn’t do touristy things since we left a month ago.  There wasn’t much in Nice we wanted to see so we just relaxed.  The streets were full of dog crap anyway so we stayed around our hotel and got ready for the travel day today.  We got on an early train out of Nice to Ventmilgia, then transferred to Genoa without a problem.  When we got to Genoa it was very difficult to find out where to find our train to Cinque Terra.  There was no information window and no one around to check with.  We eventually found out that our train was cancelled!  It said “La Spezia…Cinque Terra SOP”.  We soon learned that SOP really meant SOL”!!  We met another American who spoke Italian and was also going to Cinque Terra so eventually we all found the next train (several hours later) and finally arrived about 6:00 pm.  We checked into a really nice hotel – I was very ready for a nice hotel – and then went to dinner where we met some other Americans and a Japanese man and had a lovely time!  Ate some pasta!!!  Been waiting for some good pasta! Yes!!  Life is good but dreading the next train ride up to Lake Como.  Getting very tired of all my luggage (all 7 months worth) in a world where there a

re no lifts or escalators!.  It is a good thing I am tough!  Tomorrow I hope to post some good pictures of Cinque Terra.  A storm blew through today and we are hoping for some warm sun tomorrow.  We will see….. Ciao