Good on you dad! You’ve done it! You didn’t doubt it, but your son’s pleasure at seeing the first flames take hold in the fireplace makes you feel all warm inside. A night spent in this welcoming little Alpine refuge at more than 2,000 m a.s.l. at the end of Santa Petronilla Valley will be one of his best memories. Let’s hope that your fishing expedition tomorrow is a success, yielding some fish for your pan and making this experience even better.
You’d been promising it for a while and this morning you said “Get your rod: we’re going into the mountains with Rover.” His eyes filled with happiness. You put all your fishing gear in the car, along with a drone to document your special day, everything you needed for a night in the refuge and your dog, who certainly wasn't going to be left behind.
After driving for a few kilometres around a number of hairpin bends, you stop and get out of the car. And now the adventure begins!