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The road to wherever 2-10-15 Stalden - Zermett - Stalden
years ago when I was a very young child my good grandmother sent me a post card
of the mighty Matterhorn mountain. I loved this post card and still have it
today. My goal then was to one day get to see this massive mountain with my own
eyes and today was the day.
have been to the Alps many times but somehow have never managed to get close up
... the pass it did not look good. Today it was overcast and for sure mighty cold.
As I negotiate the twists and turns up this pass its getting colder every mile. Soon a few drops of rain fell and then it turned to light snow and hail. A terrible freezing wind was blowing and looking at the road surface one could see the hailstones being blown across the surface making it rather slippery.
This pass road sure seemed far more twisty than what it seemed yesterday in all the mist. ...
... all the way to Mont Blanc on the Italian side and camp there by the town of Aosta. It was an expensive drive on the motorway that day but then the km go down fast and you get there quickly without spending 6 hours driving. We stopped for a coffee and ordered two lattes. Once out of the shop we realised that they had given us two cups of milk! No coffee! We added our own. On arrival at the campground I was still wearing t-shirt and shorts and the guy booking us in looked ...
... to a fairytale palace in the heart of the ice. Here glittering ice crystals and shimmering ice sculptures danced before our eyes. A few of the group were becoming a little breathless so we returned to the restaurant where Chris had organized glasses of Prosecco ( my favourite) overlooking the mountains. Perfection! Thursday and our last day here. Quite cool and windy as we started out towards the gondola station for a ride up to Trogener Steg then to ...
... run a horse charity. So good to see her and it's like we've never been apart. She also didn't bring ringworm with her - added bonus!
Shared a couple of yummy pizzas at a nice Italian restaurant then we wheeled Jill's case back to the chalet, having a good old gab fest all the way.
Settled Jill into the best bed in the apartment (a mattress on the floor in the living room), then we all went to bed. The last I heard was the strangled call of a misplaced Cairo butt ...