Vendredi- Friday 10AM. June 4 2009
After a delicious free breakfast in our hotel, we are off to find the train station Cornavan to be sure we know where it is for the following day . We take the #16 tram and then the # 8 bus to the mountain top for the tram – 10 francs and worth every cent!- to Saleve. 1118 meters up! Very cool!
Breathtaking views from the top. Of course, our trip would not be complete without food and wine. We have our small bottles of wine, cheese (swiss, of course), strawberries and a loaf of french bread. We go for a small hike while we are on top of the world. Life is good. We are happy. It’s hard to leave the top of the world, but we must.
A bus trip back into town brings us back to reality. We decide on a boat trip – Dolores loves boats!- around Lak Le Man.
The plan was to take it to Cologne, a small Bohemian town, but we had the times wrong so after the trip across the lake we WALKED there instead. Up hill two miles! Not a good idea! (But we do meet a 4 legged friend along the way.)
The town was beautiful but nothing was open. We could not even get a beer! A cab back to the lake and a bus to our hotel was the only way now as our legs no longer served us well. It was time to settle our bill by 9pm so we could take off early AM.
However, the night was still young so we wind up at an awesome street fair. Dancing in the street is the norm. We indulge, of course. And then eat amazing seafood and goat cheese galletes (crepes) from a street vendor. A glass of red wine goes with out saying.
Given that it’s hard to go to sleep in such a beautiful city, we are forced to roam the streets again and now we end up at an Irish pub to indulge in a few Smithwicks, well…it happens.
Dolores finshed the night off with a McDonalds burger and I have ice cream. We remind ourselves we are on vacation and are allowed to be totally irresponsible. At 12:45 am we are finally tired and our Geneva beds are heavenly.