Tour du Mont Blanc days 9 & 10
Our last full day of the trip was another gorgeous day. Raymond slept in really late - until 8:30! That is late camping time since we usually go to bed early. We walked into town for our baguette breakfast and ate it on a bridge overlooking the mountain.
We wandered through town a bit and everything was open which was odd for me since it was Sunday. I am used to most everything being closed.
We wandered down to this cemetery where they had plaques for all the people who had died on Mont Blanc. One girl was only 15! There was a lake nearby so we tried to spy on that, but it was all fenced off and a bike race was going on right there so we wandered back through town.
There was some kind of Bavarian festival going on with a band and dancing so we sat and listened/watched that for a while.
After lunch we wandered out past the campground where there were some trails up the mountains. We didn't find anything super fun though...
Then back to town for dinner before bed.
Our last day we lazed around in the morning making sure everything had a chance to dry out. Our flight wasn't until that evening so we had time to play cards and just relax. We headed into town on the free bus with out stuff for lunch, then hung out in the park by the visitors center until it was time for our shuttle to the airport.
The shuttle van driver was super nice and funny and the other passengers were all great. We talked the whole way and the one lady was even from Seattle (so we talked about hiking in that area and such). It was so much fun. Even though we only hiked half the trail it was still a great trip. We got lots of walking in without our packs and we will have to go back and finish it up.
It got stormy while we were waiting for the plane and while flying you could look out the window and see the lightning out in the clouds - really cool even though it looked like it was right there by the plane. Then the sky cleared up (or we flew into clear air) and the moon was this bright orange ball in the sky which was gorgeous. All in all a great trip!