My first morning in Varenna, I watched the sunrise from my balcony, while I patiently waited for coffee at 7:30.
I had a quiet cup (or 3) on this quiet terrace while Brad slept in.
Breakfast was a nice assortment of pastries, rolls, three cheeses, ham, prosciutto, cereals, yogurt, fruit, juices, and jams. We decided to take the 10:25 ferry to Lenno to see the Villa Balbianello. I had time, and was ready to blog. That was when I discovered my laptop wasn't there!
I opened the computer bag and said, "Brad, where is the laptop?"
He said, "In the bag."
"No it isn't", I said calmly.
He said (with a VERY sick look on his face), "It HAS to be!"
I'll spare you the rest of the moment it sunk in that my laptop must still be in security in Amsterdam. I have NEVER seen Brad look so upset. I was actually quite calm. Yes, it would be horrible to loose everything, and I haven't moved photos to our external hard drive since 2007, so lots would be lost! But I thought, I'm in Italy! I will NOT let this ruin my trip. I am on beautiful Lake Como. We will either get it back, or I will get a new one when we get home. We are all safe, healthy and in Italy! We called Schiphol airport's lost and found. I was told to call back tomorrow, as an item had to be "lost" for 48 hours before anyone would speak to you about it. I tried to console Brad. We sat and read on the lovely terrace.
On to Villa Balbianello!