The big day has arrived

June 4, 2019 – Today is the big day. There are still many things to do. Ready, go: immediately after breakfast, the aqueduct operator arrives to unplug the meter, then we have to clean the bathroom of the house we are leaving, the last things are to be brought into the box (but how many are there? They never finish!), the modem must be disconnected for the final farewell to Fastweb, we must empty the toilet cistern before leaving, fill up the motorhome with water. The idea is to move to Dormelletto, on Maggiore Lake, to spend two days in peace, before returning to Arese on Friday, when we have some errands to run: the bar is waiting for us on Saturday.

Paolo has a telephone interview at 2.00 pm, so at that time we must already be settled. We would have liked to go to Camping Sport Magenta first to get a mosquito net for the entrance door to the cell: with a couple of heated days they has begun to bite, the mosquitoes have arrived and above all Yoda tends to want to “escape”: with the mosquito net we hope to limit his impulses. Unfortunately, there is not enough time: we postpone the return.

The other idea that has been around for some time is to weigh Falkor: we constantly read about campers who are surely overweight and about the risks involved in the event of an inspection or an accident. For a holiday vehicle, you can also think of taking some risks, but if that vehicle is your home, caution is never too much. Google searches related to public weighs do not lead to great results, at least not in our area. A friend tells us that he should have one in Caronno Pertusella. We decide a small detour, we lose about 20 minutes, and the result is the same as at other times in the past: the public weighs seems closed and abandoned.

At 1.00 pm we reached the goal. Just enough time to settle in a wonderful shady parking lot and it’s already time for an interview. At 3.00 pm, finally, the dream comes true: table and chairs outside, facing the lake, blue sky and fresh air. It is from here that we write these notes, and only now it seems to us that the new life has really begun.

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Paolo Galvani

Nato nel 1964, è giornalista professionista dal 1990 e imprenditore dal 2007. Si occupa di tecnologia dalla fine degli Anni '80, prima come giornalista poi come traduttore specializzato, e da circa tre decenni ama girare in camper. Dalla fine di maggio del 2019 è diventato "fulltimer". A luglio 2019 ha lanciato il blog

Born in 1964, he has been a professional journalist since 1990 and an entrepreneur since 2007. He has been involved in technology since the end of the 1980s, first as a journalist and then as a specialized translator, and for about three decades he has loved traveling in a motorhome. Since the end of May 2019 he has become a "fulltimer". In July 2019 he launched the blog