Hotel le Kern
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... point. After a painful Saturday hangover, it too quickly became Monday again. Work is easy. Boring, but so easy. Easy money is what I keep telling myself. I'm thinking of going to Paris for a weekend soon if possible. I can catch the train and stay in a hostel. And of course, go to Disneyland! Dream. I'll hopefully be skiing this weekend. Feeling very positive about the rest of my travels today. My two big sisters are getting married in June and ...
Leaving the attractive village of Courmayer, we wished we had time to spend an extra day.
Right away we were hit with a very steep and rocky uphill that the guidebook had sugercoated in its decription as not that bad. It was bad. All in all, the steep downhill into Courmayer and the steep uphill slog to get out was the toughest part of the whole tour du Mont Blanc.
... out some clothes and hung them out on a clothesline in a super windy spot overlooking a glacier.
Dinner was a terrific risotto dish and pork in a cream sauce. Finally no cheese (were not in France anymore!). We sat across from an older British woman who was walking the whole hike by herself!
We had private room for oursleves which was a treat and we slept like the dead.
... and most of them are passing us on the trail.. grrrr.
We've established a routine now of sharing a nice cold beer at the end of each day's long hike. Dinner was excellent - very tender beef and a nice custard for dessert. We sat next to a French woman who tried very hard to use her limited English, which was endearing but made for a very slow tortured conversation. I ended up going to get my smart phone which had a translation app (very handy!).
Lots of steep uphill today, finally reaching one of the highest points of the whole trip, the Col du Bonhomme
At one point Barbara thought she was being attacked by a bull, but after scrambling up a rock to escape it turned out to be a cow with horns in a frisky mood!
Views back down the valley have been stunning. Thankfully the weather has stayed sunny but cool (upper 60's?)- perfect for hiking. ...