Les Balcons Du Savoy
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... but nowhere as dramatic or as satisfying as most I did
My hotel is
right in the centre of Megeve right on the motor vehicle free pedestrian walkway.
After a good soak in a hot bath I had a couple of beers sitting out the front
of the hotel right beside the walkway. Helen and John had warned me that you
almost had to wear a fur coat to promenade in winter in this village, ...
... day was Jono getting slapped by some fiesty Italians after they broke his stein.
Day two saw some seriously committed stein consumption, gee whiz we got stuck in hard. The old hands ensured we got there early enough to get a seat in one of the bigger tents so we could drink comfortably all day. I must have proceeded to eat everything in sight once we hit the rides. Oktoberfest was a truly amazing experience, I'd encourage everyone to do it ...
... entertained most of the time, though the occasional traffic lights at roadworks provided some dramatic viewing opportunities for me. Coming into Chamonix was really dramatic and H managed to find a great picnic spot next to a golf course (pics). Nice to stay in an hotel for a change, simplicity and anonymity oddly reassuring. Love to all again. ...
John, my brother in law and I had a magnificent day up at L'Aguille de Midi (3,841m) high above Chamonix followed by a three hour hike from the cable car's mid station to a glacier where we caught a little mountain cog railway back down to Chamonix.
We were very lucky; the weather was perfect, full sunshine and beautifully clear air. Great for photos. I'll enter more details once I have a little more time. I just wanted to get these photos up on the ...
... forward. Well, they tell you to run, but it's pretty much impossible to move very fast, with the person you're hooked up to, and the parachute and all. So, the parachute is already up in the air, and you just walk forward and it picks up and you float away. I kind of expected more of an adrenaline rush, but it was still fun. Not at all scary. I think even my mom would like it. :) We floated for awhile and I took a couple of pictures and a video from the air. I wish I could have gotten ...