We got up early this morning, and drove up to the base of “Il Gruppo del Carega” http://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gruppo_della_Carega (past Giazzi<http://goo.gl/maps/NQvj>) with Nonni and zio Miki. We climbed about half-way up to the summit, and stopped for lunch @ Rifugio Passo Pertica http://caregaweb.it/?pagina=111. It is amazing to climb half-way up a fairly remote mountain, and be greeted with a hot meal of homemade pasta w/ fresh tomato sauce, gnocchi with smocked ricotta cheese, vegatables, local cheese, and polenta, (and the best espresso this week!).
Boys had fun, Andrew walked the whole way. Massimo walked most of the way up, and Rinaldo sang songs in both directions.