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... an altitude of 2,802 m (9,193 ft), but this is not a "pass", but merely a scenic loop. It is, however, the highest asphalted road in France and is the highest through road in Europe.
Again, after being geographically challenged, well to be fair not going on far enough to find the next turn point, we have found ourselves in the village of Isola.
We have managed to get into a cabin in the campsite, ...
I spent only a few days in my family in the Alps, but it was absolutely fabulous!
When family and really good friends meet after not seeing each other for years, it feels so natural, like nothing has changed, we are just together, now, period.
So, I did enjoy our time together, then, period. No Internet, no phone, no pictures. It was our time together and we loved every minute of it.
What's needs to be noted though, is that my European ...
... then decide the night before or that morning what to do. Paul had picked out a ride (up another really big hill) to the Col de Solude at an altitude of 1680m. We didn't really know what to expect from the ride except that Paul had read online from another cyclist that when you get to the top it is worth walking about 5 minutes to a view point, so off we set. This was another really tough ride for me, it was basically a hill which went on for 8.5 miles and it was at least ...
Yesterday we took a field trip to the French Alps. It was by far the most beautiful thing I have ever seen and I had one of the best days of my life there! I never truly understood why everyone was so in awe over the mountains (all of them, not just the Alps) until I got to see the sunrise come up over the tips while climbing up the side of the mountain range. It was so breath taking ...
... found a bakery where I rewarded my success with a "pain au chocolat" and waited until I saw the others return so we could get back on the bus for the two hour ride back.
Let me just take this moment to say thanks to all the good bus drivers out there, especially in France. It just amazes me sometimes how we made it up and down those hairpin turns and parked 1 foot from another bus.
I hope you like the pictures for this one. I enjoyed it a lot