Post #23: A Chamonix Babymoon

Although all of the drama of this past season was consuming, we didn’t forget to appreciate the fact that we were in Europe. In a season we’d made it to Barcelona, Asti, and more. And, when a break in the schedule came up in mid-January, we jumped at the chance to have a new traveling experience. It would be our last together before my departure, and possibly the last before the arrival of Baby R. This time, we ventured over the border via the Monte Bianco tunnel and into the French ski town of Chamonix. And this time, Dylan came with us.

We stayed in a beautiful hotel in Les Houches, just 10 minutes from the main Chamonix resort and tucked into the mountains overlooking Mount Blanc. Being midseason for Kev and midpregnancy for me, skiing was not an option. But that wasn’t going to keep us from playing in the snow that we have been deprived of all winter. Our weekend agenda revolved around walking along cross country ski trails and sipping hot wine/hot chocolate by the fireplace in the cozy hotel lounge. We also enjoyed apperitivi amongst tourists closing out their day on the slopes and dined on traditional meals from the region in adorable alpine restaurants. It was the ultimate destination for two days of relaxation. And though we enjoyed sharing one evening with some of our friends from the team, the trip primarily consisted of just the two (well technically three plus dog) of us. And it was the perfect capstone to my Italy adventures. In less than a week, my sister would arrive, and, five days after that, she would escort me home. 

View from the hotel

A bridge in Chamonix

This is Happiness...

Winter Wonderland

An upstairs lounge

View from the upstairs lounge

Warming up by the fire in the hotel lobby/bar

My massive and delicious gourmet hot chocolate

Dylan wasn't about to let us hold hands unless he could share the love.

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