Woke up last Wednesday to a veritable snow storm. It was the day we were planning to drive to Italy - which meant crossing the Alps on the Brenner Pass. We still had our snow tires on the car so we took off and hoped for the best. There was actually no snow on the Brenner, I needn't had worried. The abundant snow - abundant at least for this time of year - made a nice contrast to the sunny side of the Alps.
Our first stop was in St. Michael, a small wine growing village in the South Tyrolean community of Eppan, where we treated ourselves to a fine meal and a good bottle of wine. It was our wedding anniversary and we celebrated.
The next morning we continued on to Lake Garda, leaving the mountains behind us. The sun was shining and it was a beautiful spring day.
It was a short trip. We spent two days in Moniga de la Garda and were home for the week-end ... where we are still waiting for spring temperatures.