If you can't take a long Summer vacation, take a short one!
That's exactly what we did, departing on an early Friday morning, driving down to Italy.
We stopped a few times on the way, first at the Heidiland highway restaurant. I had my friend Willow from Honolulu with me and thought I'd let her be a good tourist.
We bought some cake as a snack for the road and watched the Heidi, goat and Peter puppets putting on an automated show. Cheesy but fun.
A stone marks the boarder and you can hop between Switzerland and Italy.
Not exactly sure in which country we are jumping here...
We strolled around and went into many of the little shops, some of which sell things that are actually produced here, like leather goods. We bought some pretty leather arm bands.
And there's the Salita Serbelloni, the most photographed little street of Bellagio. A must have in the picture collection!