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Yesterday we took a field trip to the French Alps. It was by far the most beautiful thing I have ever seen and I had one of the best days of my life there! I never truly understood why everyone was so in awe over the mountains (all of them, not just the Alps) until I got to see the sunrise come up over the tips while climbing up the side of the mountain range. It was so breath taking ...
... found a bakery where I rewarded my success with a "pain au chocolat" and waited until I saw the others return so we could get back on the bus for the two hour ride back.
Let me just take this moment to say thanks to all the good bus drivers out there, especially in France. It just amazes me sometimes how we made it up and down those hairpin turns and parked 1 foot from another bus.
I hope you like the pictures for this one. I enjoyed it a lot
On our way to Milan we decided to stop by the infamous Courmayeur for a couple of hours. We weren't disappointed! Although Courmayeur wasn't as big and appealing as Chamonix it was a picturesque town with ...
... crowd being funneled by nylon netting fences into the four gate system for this chairlift. Just then I got a new message letting me know that the group had moved to another slope. Reaching for my map I discovered that my zip had come open and although the map was still there my ski pass was gone! Bugger! I had travelled up on one of the longest chairlifts then skied several hundred meters to "Glaciers" and that small white credit card could ...
... with the more experienced one's hitting the black runs with Pierre and the "learners" following Ludo onto the green beginner runs for the first day or two. The snowboard boys got a couple of lessons followed by a lot of falls and then began to really get cracking. Ludo patiently got me "tuned up" again and my turns sharpened up but I was very happy to stick to the slow group as the flu that had visited me at Nature's Vally was coming back with a vengeance.
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