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Travel Blogs from Angouleme
It was indeed a late start- so
late, in fact, that we decided to get lunch before we started
driving, at the McDonalds near our hotel. Then it was 1.30 before we
started driving in earnest, and drive in earnest we did. It was a
relief to be leaving Madrid, and we drove for the Spanish border and
beyond. Heading in the …
... week we babysat Lara, Ivy and Roxy which was great fun. In the afternoon we went skiing together. They are great skiiers! I was also asked to take a 13 year old boy out skiing and show him some more advanced stuff! Tomorrow Leo and I are babysitting one of the guests 5 year old son who is French! I think we're going to go sledging! My French is terrible so we'll see how it goes.. hehe.
... 10 mins by a couple heading home to Grenoble.
All in all, it was a very positive experience and a great first hitchhiking experience for Laura.
Once in Grenoble, we ate some at a Thai restaurant and then went out to play pool with two of her friends from when she lived in Grenoble last year.
A great start to a great trip!
From Grenoble, with love,
If I have failed to mention how wonderfully nice my host
parents are, then I have failed at relaying my sincerest gratitude for them!
Instead of just leaving me to my own means of figuring out how to ski, they
took me out in the afternoon to give me my first lessons. We practiced on a
little hill in front of the ski lift first, and then they took me one what
would be considered the “bunny hill.”
Even Sylvie admitted that ...
The forecast was correct - sunshine and clear blue skies after three days of poor visibility and high winds! Our plans was to do two peaks in one day. Turns out that was a bit ambitious as, after the snowfall of the previous two days, there was a risk of avalanches which meant the top slopes were out of bounds until the all clear was given. They set off 'cannons' - which are giant pipes dotted over the mountains that ignite gas and ...