We arrived at our chalet in Les Diablerets, Switzerland – near the town of Aigle, which is also the name of a company that makes good cold and wet weather gear. It took us about 8 hours to drive from Paris, including stops (but not lunch, which we ate in the car). We drove by such breathtaking sites as Mont Blanc set against Lake Lémans – the sun gleaming on the water, but the mountain shrouded in mist.
This was the welcome present that greeted us when we entered the chalet – Villars chocolate – and wine (which we gave to friends since we don’t drink).
And this was the welcome present we got from our window.
A double rainbow.
We go to sleep under the mountains.
We wake up under the mountains.
We play under the mountains.
We ride up into the mountains.
I pretend I’m not afraid and I sing.
We ride to the top.
And then we eat a picnic lunch there.
At night we fall asleep to the sound of bells.
Our balcony has a bell … and ALL the cows wear bells.
(And there are many cows – all over the mountains).
We breathe fresh, cool air. And we drink icy sweet water.
We drop Juliet off for pre-teen camp at a place nearby.
It’s a yearly camp with the sisters churches in Paris, Brussels, Geneva, Lyon, Amsterdam, Milan, Martinique and Guadeloupe, and there’s another camp for the teens.
It’s FUN! They learn about God and they make friends with people from different places, different cultures, different languages.
They have a big soccer field with a view on the mountains, and there is even a huge teepee where they can gather around a bonfire even when it rains!
I can’t believe the sights that greet my eyes here – everywhere I turn.
La Suisse is ridiculously beautiful.