Grand Hotel & SPA De Gerardmer
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... same girl she was just a few months ago! And they've grown physically too! They are looking forward to going home, having their creature comforts back and feeling excited about their new school. Having time and space away has been helpful, it's been the antithesis of life over the last few years. Today we challenged each other to guess what day of the week it was! (On first guess we were all wrong!) But, rebalancing has been great for ...
After breakfast in Colmar we set out for the Montagne des Singes, or monkey mountain. R wanted to interact with the residents. It was only about 30mins drive, into the Vosges Mountains just to the west. There are 200 Barbary macaques all roaming free, and you get to walk around with a handful of popcorn feeding them. It actually was fun. Just don't put the popcorn in your pocket. Monkeys have sharp claws and emasculation can result, ...
... called the maneater. Sad stuff. From there headed into Colmar, the bigger town of the area. A really beautiful place. Half timbered and stone houses and flowers everywhere. Had a really nice look around, and then spent the night in a really nice hotel, the Turenne. Took a salad down to the town square about 8pm and listened to the live music and watched people. ...
... ground. You can also still see the old trenches from 1914-18. The town itself is very pretty, with the obligatory castle ruin on the hill and miles of vines. Actually, we had the French president here today, with the German equivalent, to commemorate 100 yrs to the day since Germany declared war on France. So there were police and Blackhawk helicopters all over the place. ...
... in the scenery of the vineyards and the Vosges Mountains, and the beautiful half timbered houses of the town. Most, in their current form, date back to the 16th century. However, there was a fortified castle and town here since before Roman times. The town is really well kept and is beautiful. We are staying at the Auburge Alsacienne, itself a 16th century building. Great room with a great view over the street. Wandered around, had another ...