Hotel Du Rhone
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... for Visual Effects for their design work on the film Alien. It seems so odd that this quaint village has a museum of this dark, gruesome nature. Apparently, Giger acquired the castle in Gruyere in 1998 and he and his wife decided to put the museum displaying his art work there. There was also a cafe that was decorated with the same kind of designs. Lea and Carmel when in for a drink while Jane walked the town a bit more.
Today starts with getting Nick ready to go "on tour" and be delivered to the bus. He is given all the usual instructions one gives ones son when travelling with his own money/documents and so has the fear of God in him by the time he leaves but excited to have a catch up with his mates and do his own thing. The rest of us head for the train station and the Centovalli Train (the train trip of 100 bridges).
We have a scenic carriage with big windows as ...
... that hill...the back of an old woman aching from carrying my backpack all day...lack of sleep from staying up so late to post the pics and do this bloody blog...plum worn out! Mind you, it's not a complaint...I'd do it all exactly this way if I had to do it all again. But there is a cumulative tired. And, so...from our loft Carmel sits with me as I hear snoring downstairs at 9:00...all showered...relaxed and tucked in.
... through the entire castle on their cell phones, talking loudly. That was a bit of a bummer...but somewhat redeemed the "Ugly American". We are at least in Second Place for the title.
The flowers along the lake are unlike anything we've every seen. Bed after bed of tulips, pansies, daffodils, every bulb imaginable...for about an hour and a half, each way from the train station to the castle and back. Spectacular...We finally had to stop ...
... journey so far and I'm really looking forward to everything coming ahead.
So.... what does a normal couple do on their 10 year anniversary? This was the question running though my head all morning. The only answer I could come up with is who the hell would call Julie and I normal? And secondly.... why would we want to be? Early this year I planned a ride for today that would suit us on our special day. Today the plan is to tackle the 1800m 25km long climb of ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Pets allowed