Some of you may know Mont Blanc as an expensive brand of pens, cufflinks, and wallets, but it is also mountain in France. When I saw “abundant sunshine” in the forecast for Thursday, I knew that we needed to go check it out. (Plus, it’s on my “European Goal List.”) My friends experienced Zermatt and the Matterhorn earlier in the week. Why not take them to see another magnificent mountain peak?
We started the day with pain au chocolat at the Patisserie (bakery) near my home (which I just discovered!!). Then, we made the drive to Chamonix, France. I’m still not used to the windy mountain roads, and given the number of cars that passed me driving much faster than me, it must be obvious I’m not from around here.
Once we arrived, we made a beeline for the lifts that would take us up to L’Aiguille du Midi. We took lots of pictures and ate some lunch at the top of the mountain. We were at 12,605 feet, and the altitude made me a little dizzy. But, I think you’ll agree with me that it was worth it when you see the 360* views of the French, Swiss, and Italian alps (we could even see the Matterhorn way off in the distance!)…
[Not very comfortable with how high up we are]
[“Into the Void”…how cool is this?! And no, we don’t have matching shoes. We had to wear these slippers to go out on the glass.]
[Love these friends, and love that they came to visit!]
Such a spectacular day! I can’t believe I live somewhere so incredibly beautiful! It was so fun to have another first with old friends!