Through the rice fields toward Turin
Trip Start May 15, 2010
18Trip End Oct 15, 2010
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As we left Pavia the next day, the rain had momentarily abated but the trails had been taken over by the ducks.
As we are approaching the Alps to begin our ascent into France, it was nice to see that the recent rain provided a nice covering of snow up where we are heading.
Last night we stayed in a suburb of a tiny village in the middle of the rice fields. Our welcome in Lamporo was quite remarkable. The local association has 5 or 6 members who share the responsibility of greeting and housing pilgrims and they were a delight! We got picked up and delivered to a lovely farm where we had our own house and stocked kitchen. The members joined us for a chat about our walk and even brought us homemade Tiramisu! Our hosts, Antonio and Agostina Pezza, could not have been nicer and more welcoming. (Even the family dog went out of his way to be affectionate--not the typical dog attitude to pilgrim interlopers!) It was really one of those very special pilgrim experiences. And a quieter night's sleep could not have been possible.