Some days I really hate Google Maps

Today, stupid Google Maps took us through a wicked traffic jam caused by a closed freeway, when it could have steered us completely around it.

And then it tricked us into going through it again.

I don’t want to talk about it any more. 👿

(At least we eventually made it to Tuscany in spite of that stupid app, so, once again, all’s well that ends well…harrumph…)


SOOO close!

New Goal: 20,000 steps in one day.

Only trouble is, my tootsies are doing a wee bit of grumbling about it…lol!

Aiming for 20,000 steps

Oh so close to cracking 20,000 steps!


The license plate game?

Truck from...where?

Truck from…where?

You know how we try to spot license plates from each province and state as we drive around in North America?

Well, driving from Torino to Venice today, I suddenly realized we were seeing transport trucks from a variety of different countries!

I’ve spotted trucks with markings indicating Russia, Croatia, Slovakia, “North Africa,” Poland, Spain, France, and Germany, at a minimum…other than Italy, of course.

Unfortunately, I don’t know how to interpret their license plates, so I have to do my best with brand identities on the sides of the trucks, which don’t always help me.

Still, this is fun!

Truck from Poland

Truck from Poland


Walking, and walking, and walking…

I’m proud to say that I’ve bested my counted-steps (I use a FitBit to track my activity) best-ever scores several times already on this trip!

Did it again yesterday.

Went 18,341 steps for an estimated 12.5 kms. How? Went to the Pinerolo Saturday market and checked out the whole place, then went to Torino and explored the city for hours! What a beautiful place. Riding the Metro was fun, too. Very modern and fast.

(Wonder if I’ll manage to hit 20,000 steps on this journey? 😜)



Will we see the pope?

We’re off to Torino this afternoon with Jacquie and Paolo. Apparently the pope is coming to town, and the place should be abuzz with excitement!

Can’t wait to see the town.