August 19th 2014 Tuesday, 9.35
Coming down the mountain and got back home yesterday, what a wounderful holiday!
I feel like I keep saying it each year, but I can't help about it: this has been the best summer ever and it’s always getting better and better each time me and
travel together. <3 We've been together for a whole month: first, Lock came visiting here for a week, to stay with my family and with
. We've been to the beach and played bowling, and Shikky took the occasion to take millions pictures about us. xD
I introduced Lock to the Pokèmon TCG Online while here, and he really liked it! I'm pretty sure that once we'll get back to our normal routines, he's going to download the program too so we can battle our decks. xD Instead, I had the time to beat LOZ Oracle of Ages, which has been my last gaming purchase for this summer. I still prefer oracle of season, but this one has been pretty neat too!
On the 22nd of July we took a plane to Geneve, to stay at my uncle's home for a week; I think, at this point, that Lock has met a good 80% of my family xD But it's also true that we're scattered all over the planet, it'll take a while. xP
Lock was visiting Geneve for the first time, while I found it really familiar and remembered all the streets and roads even though I wasn't visiting since 2006 probably! The first thing I wanted to see aain was the natural science museum, and it's as dreamy and marvellous as I remember it from my childhood memories, even better now that they're adding a new place for dinosaur fossils. <3 The variety of animal models (I guess most of them aretaxidermy?) in there is amazing and I took pics over pics for awesome references. xP I just can't wait to draw new characters 8D
Of course, I toook him to the lake as well. The fountain is always so impressive xD We could see its powerful stream even from miles away! People was getting ready for the national day, which unfortunately was on the 9th of August (too late for us!) but we did manage to see all the lake decorated with lights and merry-go-rounds on the last night.
On the 2nd of August we took the train to Milan, and then the next day at 5 in the morning (!) we got in the car to get to the Dolomiti. I was so sleepy! D: But luckily we weren't the ones driving. xD We got to Canazei where our our holiday apartment was, ans stayed there for two weeks.
Six friends in a cabin in the w- no wait, mountain. xP
I think we took the most wonderful pictures over there: we went trekking everytime the weather allowed us to, and I don't think I've ever been in such high places ever. Going up a mountain is reallly equal to get to the top of the world, literally. The roads were tiring, especailly at the last parts, but for the amazing views, it was totally worth it! Plus, I learned that I feel quite comfortable climbing up mountains while on four, like a goat. xD That's pretty much what I do when I'm at the sea and I'm climbing the rocks.
On our last trekking day we were so high that snow started to fall! Even though we only had our hoodies on, we couldn't even feel the cold while moving. I also saw marmots, and damn I thought they were smaller. D: They're as big as cats! xD
Unfortunately, the weather has been rainy for quite some days, keeping us at home. Each one of us brought tabletop games though, so we never got bored!
We also started a quest in a game called Mage: The Awakening which is pretty much like Dungeons And Dragons, and I've learned to appreciate these kind of games as well. It's set in the modern era, so I had the occasion to build up a punkish/80s biker character which I grew really attached to xD I might draw him with Lock's character as they used to do silly stuff together :3
We went back to Lock's house on the 17th, and then I took the train home the 18th. I can't help but feeling nostalgic now, but also happy for all the things I've done. And most of all, I got a tons of commissions to take care of now, I have to resume my working! xD
That's all I can think of, now. While there I've had limited Internet access but I've been able to see there's been a DA journal meme titled "my DeviantArt history" which I find really interesting: I might take some time in these days to write one as well.
See you in the next journal!