Grand Hotel des Alpes
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Nice hotel, bath robes and slippers, oh my...
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Today was the final day of our tour, but sadly we could not hike due to pouring rain. Luckily we are at a nice hotel in an actual town (Charmonix) which is a good place for a day off. We've all been relaxing Ryan on his phone and I spending an enjoyable day reading on the kobo. Mom and dad have just been walking around. That is pretty much the …
Left Geneva around 2pm and arrived in Chamonix about an hour and a half later. Took the ChampExpress bus with a friendly driver originally from Ireland. They can do 130 on the highways here but also have permanent photo radar on the roads. All the locals know their locations, so just visitors are caught these days. It is pretty overcast with …
... being extremely damp is home to many different
varieties of mushrooms, ferns and moss. On the way down we met up with an Adder
Snake which had just shed its skin.
The interesting part of the descent is that although it is
extremely steep and rocky, there are tracks that indicate that some maniacs
actually ride mountain bikes down these paths.
Eventually we arrived at a small group of chalets called
Gueuroz. These were probably holiday homes but a few ...
... ll stop. About one hour from Strasbourg I saw what turned out to be a truck/lorry stop so we joined the few that was there and spent the night listening to the coming and going of more truckies all night. This morning we was on the road by about 8am and not to far down the road we pulled off to get some fuel. Just our luck the service centre catered for motor homes with room to park and waste disposal unit and was all far enough off the road to be quiet. Anyway, we did ...
... night's bad experience at the hut, we decided we are ready for a hotel--Our own room. Our own bathroom. Clean sheets. Delicious food. Warm, friendly people.
We are at a most lovely hotel, with the most amazing flowers I have ever seen. Wow! And the view from our balcony and room? My gosh, it looks out at a glacier- topped mountain that is so high you get get whip lash looking up at the top!
Sleep will be sweet tonight!