Tuesday

Le Burrr!

So, I will try to post this again.

I'm sure everyone's been wondering when the heck we would blog about the trip, but this week's been crazy. So, better late than never....



We arrived in beautiful Lyon, France on a Friday, checked into our quaint (but very friendly and clean) hotel and started strolling around the main downtown area of the city. It's a shopping district with large plazas and wide streets lined with hot homemade crepe stands, cafe's and bars. Lyon is very upscale and the shopping area is stacked full of couture shops and the antiques and home decore sections are pricey to say the least. It was cold and clear, there was a man playing a sad French ballad on an accordian in the street and there were people scurrying in and out of the cold.



The next day we took a 3 hour bus trip to Bourg St. Maurice, then another the remaining 1/2 hour up the mountain to the Les Arcs resort. Les Arcs was the ski area used in the Albertiville Winter Olympics, and therefore is very well endowed with shops, restaurants and bars. We stayed in a little apartment with an amazing view. It was absolutely frigid and we had snow almost every night and tons of snow on the mountain. Oh those beautiful Alps! How I missed those mountaintops. It is just breathtaking. It was TJ's first time snowboarding and it took him all of a day to catch on. We had a wonderful 6 days riding and exploring.



We returned to Lyon on a Friday for another 2 days and 2 nights. It snowed heavily the entire bus ride back and Lyon had gotten a healthy helping of snow while we were gone. We spent the first day drifting around a large part of the city. The second day we took a tour of Vieux Lyon (old Lyon) which has churches built in the 11th century and roman ruins dating back to 43 BC. Long, tight, winding cobblestone roads and little secret passageways - it was absolutely amazing.



We drank good (and cheap) wine, had Kronenbourg on tap everywhere, ate tons of cheese and baguettes and lots and lots of cafe au lait. It's a bit bittersweet to come back. i mean Pompano is quite lovely in comparison to fabulous europe! We did miss all of you though, and we've had fun catching up with a bunch of you this past week.

You can see an abbreviated version of our trip here. You can click on the picture of the album name or start a slideshow.

1 Comments:

Blogger Tim said...

Finally! Good entry Shan.

5:26 PM  

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