Hotel La Galise
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Up early to head into Chamonix and catch the bus to Italy to visit Aosta.
The first part of the trip took us about 18 minutes to ride through the incedibly long tunnel under Mont Blanc, but when you come out the other side, you are in Italy. We changed buses in Courmayer, Italy (which we had hiked through a few days before) for a local bus to Aosta. Along the way, the bus stopped in ...
... way she was going to make it. We told her to speak to the Guard as apparently the train company in Italy will take care of hotels etc if you miss connections. The American traveller confirmed this with us as this had been the case for the last week as she'd missed every connection. We told her we knew the feeling.....eventually we rolled into Milan.....early evening is a good time to roll into Milan. We like Milan.
... was good, but odd: a great thick vegatable soup followed by meatballs on cabbage, instead of pasta (hey, we're in Italy - what's going on?!). Interesting company at dinner - a British guy and his Dutch wife, an Israeli guy travelling alone, and an American couple from Pennsylvania.
I think I kept the whole dorm room up with my snoring that night (or so Barbara tells me).
Heading to the Italian town of Courmayer today, an 11 mile leg -- our longest of the trip.
Passed a reflecting pond and the view was beautiful in the morning light. Some stretches of the trail are really strenuous, but to our surprise we find we are getting stronger every day. We stop for lunch at an old abandoned farm home high on the hillside and sun oursleves on the roof. Barbara is just ...
Leaving the refuge the next morning we passed a memorial to a half dozen US fliers who had died on the mountain nearby during WWII when their bomber crashed into the mountain. Some of their remains remained frozen in ice till the 1970's when they were returned to the US for burial.
A really steep uphill this morning that seemed to go on forever but was probably three and half ...