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Travel Blogs from Grenoble
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 ...
... came the riposte as he gestured at the car behind me. Half a dozen answers went through my mind in a flash, but I settled for a simple no. I didn't want to delay the journey, but I'd spotted those latex gloves hanging out of his back pocket too and didn't want to know how he was planning to use them.
So tomorrow, the last leg will take us Through The Alps, round Turin, pick up the coast near Genoa and we'll be there.
... can only seem to buy UHT milk here. Maybe it all goes into making cheese! As we approach the abbey we come across a photo opportunity of the entire building. When we arrive at just after 12:30pm we see that entry inside the abbey is not until after 2pm. We decided it was a good time to find lunch and looked around the village for options. It was a lovely little village to wander through, like we were in a different time. There were hardly any ...
... nice bottle of wine and some cheese and baguette, bliss!
Footnote from Steve - the ball thing was like the thing you put a hamster in and then dangle on a piece of string, if you ever come here don't do it!! (Les - hope you hear the emotion on this video)
Off to the high mountains in the morning stopping in a caravan at Interlarken for 3 nights, not sure what the internet will be like if at all so we may be off air for 3 ...
... flowing waterways, cute villages, snow topped mountains....what more do you want?
We stopped for lunch in a village called Castellane for lunch and did what the French do....bought some crispy fresh baguettes from a bakery...and went to the supermarket for ham and cheese...and sat on a gorgeous waterway under a mountaintop church. Yep. ...