Day eight. Recovery
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staying up late last night, I didn't get to see this morning's sunrise. Maybe
the Champaign had something to do with it as well. Anyhow today January 1 2008,
is a day for recovery, for healing, for contemplating on what has been left
behind in 2007 and on what 2008 might bring. Tonight is our last night
together, tomorrow morning the girls will be leaving. Eelco and I will spend
another day or two here. To 'officially' open this new year and to celebrate
the past week, my mother offered us a special dinner in a restaurant of our
choice. We decided on 'Le Sporting', I added a review below. Of course we needed
to make a reservation and we could use a bit of fresh air so, mum and I went
'down town' to do both. Not that we needed
an excuse to walk around: the scenery itself is very worthwhile.
As mentioned earlier, Chesières - Villars for reasons beyond my imagination, is home to many boarding schools. One of them has a high 'Harry Potter feel' to it. While walking to the town centre, you pass it. I couldn't resist taking a few photos. When we arrived at Le sporting, we had lunch there. Well…, lunch? More like breakfast but then late, oh wait…, that would be brunch! We sat on the terrace, actually, on a chair of course, but you know what I mean. We had a spot in the lee, with sun on our faces. It was wonderful. The view was nice, the hot cocoa even better. My mother had a cured meat and cheese platter with all sorts of local hams from different animals and local cheeses. What a plate full! It was enough to feed a football team. I had smoked salmon with toast and both dishes were delicious! Three quarters in to our meals, we swapped plates. That way, we had the best of both.
Of course, we did not forget to make the reservation for later that evening. We walked slowly back to the chalet, enjoying the scenery some more. For it being our recovery day, the rest of our day was pretty uneventful, until it was time for dinner naturally. Dinner was perfect but you can read all about it in my review, after you looked at my pictures of course :)