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Travel Blogs from Grenoble
Wednesday June 4
His take on the day (and her photos):
There is normally a very, very long cable car ride from here back to Italy, but now it is closed for maintenance. We rode up to the Aiguille du Midi peak and it lightly snowed. I again suffered from being at this altitude and was a bit "off" for the remainder of the day. This was unfortunate as we were yet to drive to L'Alpe d"Huez.
What a day to arrive. It is pouring rain and it turns ...
A distance of 390 miles today brings us to just outside Grenoble and the small village of Bernin where we have a room with a view of The Alps.
Today's drive has been through a series of well known wine regions starting with Champagne and in no particular order, Macon, Beaune, Nuits St. George, Beaujolais and we even passed near Dijon where the mustard comes from.
The further south we got, the more interesting ...
... meal ended up being one of the most delicious ones so far in a France. The first course was an ever so light and fluffy piece of quiche with a cabbage salad. This was followed by a huge serving of miniature ravioli filled with something green - we have no idea what but it was delicious. The cook then came out and started talking to us in French and I just looked at her blankly and said Anglais?? She then spoke to the couple sitting next to us ...
... nice bottle of wine and some cheese and baguette, bliss!
Footnote from Steve - the ball thing was like the thing you put a hamster in and then dangle on a piece of string, if you ever come here don't do it!! (Les - hope you hear the emotion on this video)
Off to the high mountains in the morning stopping in a caravan at Interlarken for 3 nights, not sure what the internet will be like if at all so we may be off air for 3 ...
... flowing waterways, cute villages, snow topped mountains....what more do you want?
We stopped for lunch in a village called Castellane for lunch and did what the French do....bought some crispy fresh baguettes from a bakery...and went to the supermarket for ham and cheese...and sat on a gorgeous waterway under a mountaintop church. Yep. ...