Sestriere Residence Palace 1 & 2
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... can't believe I actually got to experience it!
The first thing we saw when we got off the bus was a dog sledding team, I knew immediately that I would love it up there. The dogs were all so excited to get running and I was just holding myself back from going up and saying hi to all of them!
I spent the day snowshoeing around the mountains and got to see a few mountain ...
... because the hill was sortof steep and had a curve at the bottom, but a nice French lady helped get my ski poles back to me and I was off again without further complications. Because it went well the first time down that route and my improvement between the first two runs I took... I thought I'd try it again.
This time however, I hadn't given my legs the chance to take a break and I didn't have the strength to slow down so I had several major wipe outs ...
... and family back in Canada a little less.
After soaking in all the fresh air and clean water and powder skiing we could in 10 days, (it was so nice to see the kids detached from electronic devices!), we headed home to Lyon and to our new flat, leaving the snow and a little Christmas magic behind us.
Do you know what we got for Christmas this year? We got fat. Extra kilograms, additional centimeters to the waist, hips and thighs...hells did we enjoy it! Of course weight gain was not at the top of our Santa wish list nor our ultimate goal of a week 'skiing' in the French Alps. Though when the local 'Spar' supermarket kindly sells you two euro french champagne (close relative of Moet) delicious jamon, cambert cheese and freshly baked baguettes it ...
We've left Lourmarin with some sorrow, but soon perked up when we got into the Alps. It's been a perfect day, the trees are turning Autumn colours and although it's 26 degrees there's snow on the high tops. Briancon has this amazing fort built to keep the Italians out many years ago. Tomorrow we go over the mountain to Italy toward ...