A country drive
I got to stomp it on a wee stretch of autostrada then practice my paddle shifting skills on one long, narrow spaghetti road up into the mountains of Abruzzo.
We only made one wrong turn!
It was a sudden and dramatic taste of Colorado to be surrounded by snow and then above the treeline. Especially since it took only an hour to get there! The mountains in the Majella National Park range in elevation from 6302 ft. to 9163 ft.
We were a little hesitant to continue driving when the road turned into the parking lot for a ski area. We bagged the drive and hike up to the falls when we saw the unplowed road was closed.
Experienced travelers are adaptable, changing plans on the fly is how we do it. It did give us an lucky chance to see the Adriatic from the mountain. A completely different perspective of where we live.
Soon we were on a road we know well back to Pescara.
It was a good day.