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Travel Blogs from Gryon
... drive straight
up to the gate started the alarm bells ringing in this suspicious old barstards head.
I leapt out of the camper and with flailing arms and my kindergarten French indicated the direction of the office so that they understood that I knew they were up to no good. Well the looks that I got back from those assembled indicated to me that they already had a plan in place and I could get rooted.
Now I am the last one to stand in the way of ...
... is beautiful - I could see the mountains surrounding on all sides, with low clouds covering part of them. The city was very clean, and the grocery stores had lots of good organic food, and I have to say I just liked existing there.
We went to the lake every day, toured the beautiful Olympic Park and gardens, saw the Olympic Museum, ate some very delicious pizza named after Brad Pitt, and ...
... for beautiful views of the surrounding mountains, a couple of paragliders, and the fresh new snow on all the peaks.
This will be our last entry for this trip! If you've been reading along - thanks! We have had a wonderful trip and enjoyed the company of good friends Cindy and Ted McCord on these last 2 weeks of it!
Bonsoir for now! (off to have some raclette and tartaflette for dinner!)
... for our salads (pictured), and we all enjoyed the traditional Swiss fondue. The decoratively-painted ceramic bowl, the"caquelon", is first rubbed with a garlic clove, and then cubes of cheese (a combination of Gruyere and Vacherin) are added and heated with some local white wine (Fendant) until melted. The heating continues and the mixture is stirred until
smooth, and is then ready for everyone to dip into with coarse bread ...
... the way.
Once I arrived, I was greeted by wonderful hosts. They are a young couple from the UK that have a 10 month old baby and live here running the business. I got settled in, took a walk up to the nearest village because all the stores in Gryon were closed because it was Easter Sunday. Luckily I found a small patisserie that sold some other little things I put together for dinner. The rest of the night was just me ...