an evening with sting

Martin surprised me with tickets to see Sting Symphonicity at Locarno’s Moon & Stars Festival on July 9th. We got up early Saturday morning and took the train south. It was another beautiful trip, and we enjoyed a sunny day filled with gelato, cappuccino, and time enjoying the cool lake water. Read more

ticino weekend

Last Friday evening Martin and I drove with several of his hammer throwing friends down to Tenero, a small town on Lago Maggiore in Ticino (Italian-speaking Switzerland). Tenero is home to one of Switzerland’s national sports training centers, the Centro Sportivo Tenero, which was hosting a small hammer-throwing conference sponsored by the Swiss Federation. I was a bit car sick on the drive down so I slept through my first trip thorugh the St. Gotthard auto tunnel going underneath the Alps to Ticino. Read more