My uncle and aunt visited us from Newcastle and they chose a perfect weekend to see the sights of Switzerland. We drove to Martigny and caught the Mont Blanc Express up to Les Marecottes. The train uses a clever blend of tracks, third rail power and cogs to get up the steep mountainside - a delight for my railway engineer uncle!
|A spot of map reading on the train up|
|The quaint station of Les Marecottes|
We walked down a little trail to the village of Salvan, also in the Trient Valley, where we stopped for a spot of lunch at Cafe des Alpes.
|A tranquil Alpine trail|
|Salvan, nestled in the Alps|
|The town square|
|Some more map reading!|
On our drive home we stopped at the Cailler chocolate factory
for a bit of chocolate tasting and photo taking :)
|Me with my Unkie and Ankie|
On Sunday we made the most of the lovely weather to show off our beautiful part of Switzerland. We went on a village tour then headed to the Arboretum for a picnic lunch.
|At the end of Aubonne, overlooking Lake Geneva and the French Alps|
|Picnic in the park|
|Summer greens in the Arboretum|
It was so lovely to spend some time with Kevin and Val and to show them around our new home.
We had such a wonderful time in your idyllic part of the world! Thank-you so much for everything you did to make our visit so thoroughly enjoyable. Hope it's not too long before we see you again. xx
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