Day seven; country road, take me home

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Lots has melted away

Our last day here, or better yet, half a day. At quarter past three we have to get out of here and be on our way to Geneve airport. There isn’t much to tell about the morning as we were all just packing our bags. My suitcase was packed in a jiffy coz I left a lot behind. I would be back here in a month, so there is no reason to carry all my ski-stuff twice.  On my way to Villars my suitcase weighed 19 kilos. Now, ready for the journey back home, it weighs a mere 14 kilos.

 

Before lunch, I went for a walk to the bridge, just to take a picture of the mountain of snow. You could tell it had been thawing for a week. Compare both photos and you'll now what i mean. At lunchtime we went to café-restaurant ‘le Sporting’.

Restaurant 'Le Sporting'
We could really tell it was still the off season because the restaurants weren’t fully stocked up yet. I ordered the veal ‘geschnetseltes’ a Swiss special. However, not being stocked up, the waitress asked me if they could prepare the dish with chicken instead. At first, I didn’t like that idea but when she served it, I was glad I didn’t order something else. It was delicious.

 

As I mentioned before, I love driving in the mountains. The curves and bends really get my heart pumping in a positive way. Especially today because it was the best day so far, weather wise. Beautiful sunny sky and at least 10 kilometers clear view. Very, very nice. While driving down the mountain and through the valley to Geneva we also got a good look at the vineyards. At lot of good wine is produced in the region nowadays.

Duty free at Geneva airport
The rocky, poor soil, combined with enough sun and rain makes a fine wine.

 

At Geneva airport we took one last look at the duty free shops and of course I bought as many cigarettes as I was allowed, maybe a few more. Our flight back to Amsterdam was with EasyJet again. Here in Geneva, EasyJet gave even less service. We had to check in on a touchscreen computer, had to print our own labels and label our bags and suitcases ourselves. It is a good thing I am a seasoned flyer. I’ve seen the ground handlers tag my bags often enough to have had a good example. The flight was fine though. I managed to grab an emergency exit seat again, so no complaints from me about the legroom. Luckily, I had an aisle seat. That saved me from taking another few hondred pics of clouds :)

petit_gooroo says:
Very nice blog, I love your pics =)
I can't wait to spend time in the mountains after seeing them =)
Posted on: Dec 23, 2007
Sweetski says:
Thanks Joan. You are very observant. In the end I did not go skiing. There was to little snow in the vicinity and although we could've gone to the gletscher, we thought we keep an eye on my ill sister. I did transport my ski stuff to Switzerland however and I'll be returning late December. Lets hope enough snow falls in the meantime:)
Posted on: Dec 01, 2007
scubagirl76 says:
great blog! I din't read anywhere that you went skiing, except in the 1st entry! did you not get to, afterall?
Posted on: Nov 30, 2007
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Lots has melted away
Lots has melted away
Restaurant Le Sporting
Restaurant 'Le Sporting'
Duty free at Geneva airport
Duty free at Geneva airport
View from restaurant Le Sporting
View from restaurant 'Le Sporting'
Sometimes you just cant beat blac…
Sometimes you just can't beat bla…
Love those mountain roads!
Love those mountain roads!
Valley near Aigle
Valley near Aigle
Heaven touches the earth
Heaven touches the earth
Going down the mountain
Going down the mountain
Almost in the valley near Aigle
Almost in the valley near Aigle
Valley near Aigle
Valley near Aigle
Valley near Aigle
Valley near Aigle
Valley near Aigle
Valley near Aigle
vineyards on the foothills in the …
vineyards on the foothills in the…
vineyards on the foothills in the …
vineyards on the foothills in the…
Valley near Aigle
Valley near Aigle
Valley near Aigle
Valley near Aigle
Especially for Lauro: pano shot
Especially for Lauro: pano shot
Lake Geneva
Lake Geneva
Village on a hill by Lake Geneva
Village on a hill by Lake Geneva
Ehhr, which way should we go?
Ehhr, which way should we go?
What can I say...
What can I say...
Last look at the mountains
Last look at the mountains
Kitsch is a term I would use in th…
Kitsch is a term I would use in t…
Dont know what it is but it proba…
Don't know what it is but it prob…
And were going back, sniff, sniff.…
And were going back, sniff, sniff…
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photo by: Sweetski