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Tuesday, 1 September 2015

The Rhone Alps

They had some summer fun and down time in the Alps,
a few days with friends and a few days on their own.

Lake Geneva was too cold for her,
but the little guys braved it!
The weather was typically unpredictable ...
wet one day and sunny the next!
The cloud cleared enough for them to get a good view of Mont Blanc.
They journeyed on the tram to the end of the line ...
and walked as close as they could to the silvered glacier.
It boomed and cracked,
rock and ice constantly moving.
They did a favourite hike through the Cirque du Fer a Cheval ...
They celebrated their wedding anniversary
with a meal at a traditional Savoyard restaurant ...
and feasted on simple food from the local markets.
The bread was sooo good ...
The cheese stall was very popular ...
they waited patiently in the queue for their Reblechon and Comte!

Little man has no fear of heights ...
Watching the sun go down from the balcony ...
They love this place.

(Summer is a great time to visit -
it is out of season and the ski chalets are such good value!)

13 comments:

Emma Kate at Paint and Style said...

Oh how stunning! Good heavens, that zip wire though! Glad I have a girly girl! I can't see her doing that.
Hope it's not too depressing coming home. xx

Vix said...

What an incredibly beautiufl view, it looks like paradise.
Loving the cheese stall - yum! xxx

rusty duck said...

That brings back some good memories, ages since I've been to the Alps. Glad you had a good time.

Amy at love made my home said...

Oh gosh, it is so beautiful!!!!!!!!! You must have loved it!!!!!! xx

Jen said...

What a wonderful vacation. It looks like you all had a glorious, memorable time. I went to Mt. Blanc many many years ago. It was the first time I saw a glacier and I still have such powerful memories.

KC'sCourt! said...

Looks wonderful, looks like you had a wonderful time
Julie xxxx

Delia West said...

It looks beautiful and so peaceful. dee x

Rosemary said...

First and foremost I am a mountain person so love these images - it looks as if you all enjoyed yourselves, especially little man, who appears to have had an absolute ball on his holiday.

Kizzy Von Doll said...

This looks like such bliss :)) I hope your week is going well so far xx

Madelief said...

Looks perfect to me!

Have a good week!

Madelief x

Down by the sea said...

Your holiday looks wonderful. I have spent holidays in Switzerland as a child so it brings back great memories. Sarah x

Wainwright and Wright.Co said...

Stunning scenery - no wonder you love it.
Caz xx

Wainwright and Wright.Co said...

Stunning scenery - no wonder you love it.
Caz xx