Had a night to explore after so much craziness, so we hopped on the train and went to Ascona. This little village near Locarno had been so often recommended by several people over the last couple of weeks that we couldn't resist the promise of surf and sun. It did not disappoint. The locals are so friendly and chatty. Even at the grocery store a woman gave us some little free chocolates. If I win the lottery...I might just become an Asconian.