Trip to Chamonix

We had very kindly been invited to David and Asa’s wedding who run a catered chalet at the top of the road from us so we decided to make a long weekend of it.

Billy safely parked at Alison and Peter’s again and we jumped on the tram to the airport which was so easy and quick. Met in Cham by Keith as we planned to have 2 nights with them to catch up before staying in town for the wedding night.

Friday was a chilled day with mainly food, chat and wine on the agenda. Great to see Sam and Andy too briefly for a quick drink before dinner with Keith and Lyn.

Saturday the sun was shining and we popped in to see progress on the chalet extension which is going to be great and I am confident they will be finished before we go back. Going to make a big difference. Dropped our kit with Lisa and then headed into town for a quick bite to eat at Elevation (bumped into Mark) so he joined us for a drink before we headed up on the train to Montenvers. A very original wedding with a 20 minute walk up the hill to a view point where we all sat on rocks and waited for the bride and groom and poppy their dog to walk down to the venue. Bagpipes playing, sun was shining and amazing views. The bagpipes played us all down the hill, on to the train and through town back to UCPA for the reception. Great mix of folk from all over the place and a great night.

Sunday we had a lie in and then met Sauze and walked from mid station of the Aiguille to Montenvers before taking the train down and catching up with folk for drinks at the Vaga. Took Lisa out for supper at Casa and then an early night before 5am start the next day!

Had a good trip back to the barn in glorious sunshine with lunch in St G on the way whilst we waited for washing. So we only needed a little snack for supper, a quick forage and we had garlic wild mushies on toast for supper with a glass of wine perfecto finale!
Now a week of detox and then looking forward to seeing Sauze and Patrick at the weekend.

 

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