There is no plan, we slowly move upwards, with a few twists and turns. Book a place for the next day, pet friendly 🐶 (check), 0-50 euros 💰 (check), including breakfast 🥐☕ (checkitty-check). Put the location on the GPS, pack our stuff and off we go. Some spatial neurons surely atrophy by this satellite convenience but it’s too good to pass. Mental hurdles are good for the brain, says a brain surgeon on a podcast. Use it or lose it applies here. Unpredictably predictable Italian drivers sharpen our mental game. They frequently offset from their lanes in poorly visible mountain turns sending shivers down our spines. Roads that twist like fusilly feed into the almighty Autostrade. The speed limit is a bit of a joke here, even for truck drivers. We are but a tiny snail, migrating slowly.