13 Sep 2013

HOLIDAYS DAY 9

Today was our last day, tomorrow we will return home with a stop in Reims.

It is still cool outside, but fortunately the heating works perfectly now and this morning it was nice and warm. Only my room was ice cold this night because just in there the heating didn't work.



After lunch it cleared up a bit and we could drink our coffee outside for the last time.



In the afternoon we strolled through Thonon and I saw the city hall for the first time ! Then we visited the Sonnaz Castle where we saw an exhibition of smuggling by boats from France to Switzerland.




The smugglers were really very creative, gold coins in a bread and lots of other things, but I will write a post about that later.



At the entrance of the castle was this statue which had been created by a German artist, and I couldn't resist to sit besides it in the same pose.

Nicole and Dominique are pottering around to clean what is to clean because tomorrow we will just close our luggage, check if everything is switched off in the villa and then take the road.

6 comments:

Marcy said...

Love your pose with the statue. Safe travels!! bonne route :)

Fun60 said...

You seem to have had a great time with your friends. Having been away myself I missed your posts so have been back through them to catch up. There seemed to be many things to occupy your time and for you to explore. Pity that the exhibition was a let down and I just don't get this problem of photos not being allowed especially when it is easy to switch off the flash and not harm special exhibits. Was that the last of sunshine for you until next year?

EastCoastLife said...

LOL at the picture of you with the statue... that's a fun shot.

Linens and Royals said...

What a wonderful week you have had with so much to see and do. I think I'll go and check my bread for stray gold coins.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Safe travels home! You are very cute with your twin statue.

Sandra Carlier said...

Haha! Great shot, Gattina! Sounds you had so much fun in Thonon! You must be on the road now!