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Travel Blogs from Lancy
We ended up getting to the hotel at about 8 PM, so didn't have time to go back into town for dinner and to see the city. It was a bit of a bugger considering we won't have time tomorrow as we are at CERN all day. Instead, we went next door to a nice Italian place. I had an awesome risotto, and many of the others got other fantastic looking pasta dishes and pizzas.
... and then decided that what we most wanted to do was to take the "teleferique" (gondola) to the top of the nearby mountain in France. Put those together and you have a picnic in an alpine meadow, on top of a mountain with a view of the French Alps and Mont Blanc. A "Super Non-Sucky" experience.
Delicious dinner at a nice restaurant with good reviews. Very early flight out of Geneva the next morning and home well before lunch. Guinevere was very happy to see ...
... the nerves, but as it turned out, pretty effective - we got there in the end. Lost or not: the route was spectacular. Beautiful (thin) winding mountain roads with Jo gasping for air as she looked out over the drop just centimetres from her car window. Water falls, rustic tunnels hacked out of the rock, the occasional lycra clad cyclist slogging their way up. As we got towards the top and the country opened up a bit to alpine meadows, ...
After a 9.5 hour flight to Frankfurt, a long bus ride at the airport to the next plane, and a short 50 minute flight, we are in Geneva. Figured out how to take a bus to the hotel, overpaid, arrived and finally got our room. Slight problem with our reservation - they had us down for 2 people only. Kids will have to sleep outside in the rain ;-) --- Went downtown and joined a festival... Walked around, ate drank, got wet, and enjoyed the fireworks... Everyone is beat... Off to ...
Mick and the boys woke me at 5:00 to go and take some photos of The Matterhorn at sunrise. It turns a deep gold colour when the sun first hits it. I looked over the balcony (it's a good thing that no one was watching or they would have either screamed or laughed) and sure enough there were no clouds over the Matterhorn. I quickly dressed and headed for the photo spot. I got there at 5:25 and by the time dawn approached the queue behind me ...
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