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Travel Blogs from Lleida
... here overnight on Tuesday night and comes through the town again on Wednesday. Streetsweeper trucks are busy, and huge TV trucks both from France and international networks are parked along the streets and city parks. We will be leaving Tuesday morning so will not see it, but Bronnie is staying until the arrival ceremonies are conducted and will then travel to Toulouse and home. We will miss her! Bronnie, Kathy and ...
We decided last night that it was too soon to move back into France and that we ought to take the opportunity to see some of the high Pyrenees that we hadn't seen before. However the thunder storm meant that there was no Wifi and the electronic barrier cards weren't working.
We decided to move along the mountain range and take the N260 to Ainsa then up the valley to Benasque, right under ...
... bitter. We walked up one side of the lake to the Ratera waterfall where John hijacked some unsuspecting person to take our photo. We stopped for lunch at Lake Ratera just as it started to rain. We both put on all the clothes we had in our rucksacks to keep out the wet and cold. We are in the snow line here and the path to the viewpoint involved walking over increasing large patches of snow. At the viewpoint it was snowing.
On the way back we saw a Chamois ...
... I don't think I have ever laughed that hard in my life and I could not go more than 10 minutes without laughing when I looked at him. At dinner both families came over and he shared the stories and never in my life have I seen 7 grown adults laughing so hard. Definitely my favorite memory of the whole trip.
Next day, another day on the slopes and I even learned a new technique in snowboarding which I practiced all day with many many falls. ...
... and I had this whole room to myself, huge juccuzi, full fridge and room service that delivered food at 2:30 am. I was sad that Michelle was not there, but LOVED this whole set up!
Day 1 we woke up and went to the continental breakfast and OH MY GOSH I have never EVER seen anything like this before in my life. There was every kind of food you could imagine and so I had a feast! We rented my snowboard and then set out for a day of snowboarding. It has been 3 ...
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet