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... ended up making it (with no time to spare) and for home about 10:30. We were so tired and ready to crawl in our beds but quickly realized we didn't have any power. Thankfully Shane didn't freak out like I did and found out that the breaker had flipped so it was an easy fix. Unfortunately, all the food I had put in the freezer didn't make it and smelled awful! Oh well, that can be replaced and taken care of tomorrow! For now we're just happy we have electricity and heat! It was an AMAZING ...
Driving in the luxury of the Benz into Charmonix for lunch
and then through the Mont Blanc 11.6km tunnel into Italy is fantastic and we take the road
leading up and over the St Bernard Pass. it's the highest mountain road pass in Europe 2300 meters. Lucas has put that
car through its paces on the twisting turning switchback roads and scared the
**** out of me on the hairpin bends but ...
... where we camp out at the McDonalds a short while to allow some of us to taxi to the hotel and take our bags and check in. We are staying a little further out of town and want to check out the castles that Sion is known for before they close for the day so this plan seems the best solution. While ordering a coffee we find to our surprise we are now in French speaking Switzerland not Italian. This is great news and Vanessa and I have some fun using pieces ...
... had hiked yesterday.
The second third of the climb was a tale of two gradients... either 0 or 12%. It was packed with wonderful switchbacks, waterfalls, countless cows and still no cars. It was at this point where things started to hurt a little. Dawned on me that although I had eaten on package of energy chews and had one more in my jersey pocket the rest of my food was in my saddle bag. I have ok bike handling skills... I can get anything out of my pockets, turn on ...
... day to buy fresh bread during the summer holidays. You don't see many fat Swiss people around!
Walking back up was a bit of a challenge, but a nice distraction. We still had plenty of food left over from the barbeque to eat for dinner and I played possibly one of my worst rounds of Catan ever! But sitting around playing games and eating meals together has been one of the best things about this trip. It is almost like a slice of Banff in Switzerland!
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