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Wednesday June 4
His take on the day (and her photos):
There is normally a very, very long cable car ride from here back to Italy, but now it is closed for maintenance. We rode up to the Aiguille du Midi peak and it lightly snowed. I again suffered from being at this altitude and was a bit "off" for the remainder of the day. This was unfortunate as we were yet to drive to L'Alpe d"Huez.
What a day to arrive. It is pouring rain and it turns ...
... way but we did not find it. I fell in love with the cute little marmots that were scampering over the high alpine slopes. We saw very few cars going in either direction - that should have given us some clues as to how far we were off the beaten track. The resorts in this area are quiet with the winter season having finished and the summer not yet in full swing.
We are staying in the Hotel Eidelweiss - a hotel that is very popular ...
... After the usual questions about what I was up to and where I was going, he wanted to know how much money I was carrying with me. Did I have more than 10000 Euros he asked. As it happened, I didn't, but would anyone admit to that even if they did? Why would you? "Are you quite certain?" he asked, as if the small sum of 10000 Euros in my wallet could easily slip my mind. "Oh yes, quite certain" I obviously replied. "What about ...
... first time in 3 weeks! we went out exploring. We followed the tram lines from the hotel into the old town, wasn't too impressed with their Notre Dame, but there were some interesting old buildings and churches and a cable car type thing with egg shaped pods for people to take you over the river and up the mountain side to the Bastille (an old fortress on a mountain top). What can I say, Steve didn't like it, so much so ...
We made good use of the continued sunny weather and our lift passes and skied to La Tania, where there is pretty much one way in and one way out. A pretty little village. Anna's friend Charles and his younger brother Jan joined is for lunch having driven down from their home in Annency. It was great to catch up with Charles; he and Jan are excellent skiers. Andy and I joined Sophie, Anna, Charles and Jan for a ...
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