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Just a few photos from the Ski holiday so far - won't bore you all with tales of daring red runs, lost snow chains (thankfully not this year, so far) or off piste escapades, but the attached photos are a way of sharing our holiday with family and friends ... Don't worry, there will be far more to come in the ...
... wonderful mountains against a clear blue sky. Alan took 104 photographs in about 3 hours!
Tuesday was also clear, so we drove to Chamonix, which is also at the base of Mont Blanc, for a view from another angle. We planned to take a telecabine up to Aillguille du Midii, the next door peak, but the web-cam showed it was too cloudy at the top to make it worthwhile, so we had lunch instead!
Today was fine but not sunny this ...
... city on our way up. On the first stop we decided to get off and take some pictures. My selfie stick really came in handy today. I totally wore the wrong pair of shoes though. I wore boots since it was going to be cold, but I soon found out that my shoes had no friction when I face planted in the snow. It was so embarrassing!!!! Good thing it was only Jeff and Nikko who saw, or I would have been mortified. Needless to say, it was the joke of the day. Hey, that rhymed!
On the ...
... was winter like, and in Chamonix it was in the 60's. The town of Chamonix reminded me of a ski town like any I have visited in the United States. There were a lot of ski related stores, and if we had time, I would have loved to ski down Mont Blanc.
After leaving the mountain, we had another 2 hour bus trip back to Geneva. The bus dropped us in an area across the city from our hotel. Most of us ...
... mountain. Now we had lunch at this little cafe called La Petite Kitchen and I thought we were going to have a small light lunch. I was then surprised to see that we were having steak which I was definitely not expecting. It was a little rare as far as being cooked but was still a very good steak with dessert and everything. After this lunch we went back to Geneva for another smaller tour with Emilie guiding us. We then ...