There is no hair dryer here so it is towels and newspapers into the boots. Half way here we were walking along a gravel road wondering if this was the right road, when we spotted a yellow pilgrim cutout on a sign in the driveway. We stopped to look and their dog barked and out came the owner.
He asked if we wanted a coffee and we said yes, that would be nice. Down went the packs in the garage and into the house for coffee which eventually turned into a pasta dinner with wine, local salami and parmasean cheese. Massimo and Claudia are middle school teachers and this was their day off work. Massimo has been welcoming pilgrims as they pass by his house. We signed the guest book and promised to email them so they can follow our blog. After an hour we were back on the trail toughening out the heavy rain all the way to Fidenza which seemed to get farther away the closer we got. Tomorrow we start to climb in the Apennines. It is a short day tomorrow but it will be using some tracks that with all this rain could make for some interesting moments. You don't get this on a cruise.