A Mont Blanc Experience
Trip Start Oct 21, 2011
5Trip End May 25, 2012
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The panoramic cable car that crosses France and Italy - now surely that is value for money. But the panoramic cable car is closed for the season and so the furthest the cable car would go is Aguille Di Midi
I checked the weather earlier and I decided that I needed to do this trip plus Montevers this very day as the next day is predicted to be cloudy. So I reached the terminal for the earliest trip and timed to return by noon to take the 2 pm train up Montevers..
I am feeling like a little girl , excited and impatient to board the cable car but hubby has to run off to buy coffee. i am impatient and ranting internally fearful that he will miss the car. The good thing about off peak season is the crowd or more accurately the absence of it. And he did make it back in time and there was enough space for us to go to squeeze into the car.
We stopped half way at Plan De Midi to change cable car. We decided to come back for the stop and just continue on. But drat, I dropped my camera and it seems to be giving me problems. Upset but at least I have the brand new Nikon but just as we reached Aguille Di Midi and started snapping pictures - the unthinkable happened - the Nikon runs out of battery powers. Drat !!!!! I had charged it overnight and because it is new, i am not sure what happened - the cold freezing temperature perhaps
We stopped for a glass of wine at Plan De Midi. Sipping a glass of red surrounded by the ice-capped alps, the Mont Blanc at a distant , snow covered plains and the bluest sky ever - fed my romantic soul. I cannot ask for more... i savour every sip of wine, take in every fresh breathe of air and just took a mental picture of this moment. I shall be back...I need to come back perhaps in the spring this time and I will take this trek from Plan De Midi to Montevers when the plains are green filled with yellow flowers. Oh yes , with a glass of wine and some cheese of course.
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