6 Sep 2013
FRIDAY's FAVE FIVE
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1. On Monday I prepared my suitcase and gathered all things I would take along to Thonon les bains in France. In the afternoon Dominique let me try out her car, as we wanted to share the driving. It worked very well as her car is very similar to mine and I got familiar with it right away.
2. We made the first part of our trip until Troyes (see post below )
4. and 5.
I woke up this morning and went outside my room. This was the view I had. So beautiful. We couldn't use the swimming pool yet because something had to be repaired. But that didn't really matter.
The villa has 3 terraces on 3 different levels all with view on the lake. The first one is just outside the living room, the second one to sit in the shade with help of an umbrella and finally the terrace with the swimming pool which is on the same level as the bedrooms and the bar/ hobby room.
Our living room and the bar, so far unused because it's far to sunny and warm to sit inside
While Dominique and Nicole did the shopping, I answered emails and made pictures. When they came back we prepared our lunch, salad different kind of cheese and mozzarella with tomatoes. It was delicious.
After lunch we all lay on the beach beds around the swimming pool and rested, napped or read.
Later afternoon we went for our first visit to Thonon along the lake.
We took the funicular train which brought us up to the town center. I had never taken such a train !
There was a quiet big market and we strolled around but not for very long, we were quiet hungry. The supper was quickly prepared, we had salmon with pasta in a delicious sauce, all bought ready to heat up in the micro wave ! After all we are on holidays and none of us is very keen to cook.
We had our first full holiday in Thonon with a lot of fun and laughter !