There we were, waking up in the serene small town of Luino.
On the Lombardy shore of Lake Maggiore (or Lago Verbano) a large lake located on the south side of the Alps and being the second largest lake in Italy.
Surrounded by splendid castles, and ancient residences. This was a special place, a picture perfect setting. Time had slowed down. We had slowed down.
Visiting there with the kids and Dave, we had each relished in each and every moment spent and knew that these were times that will never be forgotten.
We were making memories, and yet it already felt like a dream.
These were memories that would shape our children's lives.
There were no electronics, no hand held devices, no distractions from the here and the now - which is where we should all be living.
(FACT: my absolute favorite breakfast locations have all been waterside.)
Walking the beautifully landscaped grounds, strolling the pebble lined private beach, and of course skipping stones.
This was the life. This is where I go in my dreams.