FINALLY …

Hard to believe that I have been living in such bliss, just enjoying the many amazing delights of my surroundings that I have not found the time or inclination to sit at the computer.  Sunday the 8th of November my friend Alicia

Alicia

Alicia

Leonardo, Catalina & Jochen

Beautiful family: Leonardo, Catalina & Jochen

and I flew to Lyon

View from the Rhône River

View from the Rhône River

, an amazing city that I always enjoy visiting. On this occasion Jochen Radke, the main reason for many of my previous visits, has a lovely new addition to his life, son Leonardo, who was born on the 1tth of August.  It was fun showing Alicia some of the more prominent destinations in the city such as the Roman ruins, museums and surrounding areas: Vienne and Perouges. As well as Vienne and Perouges, we made a road trip through the Jura and into Switzerland, stopping off at Morges for lunch

Walk along the shores of Lake Geneva in Morges

Walk along the shores of Lake Geneva in Morges

The food, as always, was delicious and I ate and drank a good deal but all great because one can never eat good food without enjoyment, even if it is more than the required amount for sustenance.for a lovely lunch.  Then we crossed back into France and stopped in Annecy, another favourite destination of mine.

Magical Annecy, France - always a delight

Magical Annecy, France – always a delight

We walked around and watched the sun set over the lake while the many graceful white swans swam about.  Then we continued back to Lyon for more sustenance.  Who can refuse a tarte aux fruits.  The museums, theatres and public buildings such as court house, churches and libraries are a feast to the eyes.  Unfortunately the bombings in Paris, that took place on Friday, the 13th, generated a three day period of mourning which resulted in all public places being closed.  For this reason we were not able to attend a performance at the Opera house but that is a perfect excuse for having to return to Lyon.

 

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