Saturday, 19 March 2016

Day 13 lucky start look at the view!

Is this the best layby / stopover in France ?  It's where we spent the night last night.
It's at N46.073282 E6.12595 if your interested, well after great night and a leisurely breakfast admiring the beautiful view we set off for the 18 mile drive into Annecy.  Dropped straight into a great spot on the Aire which is very well situated next to the lake on the bike track 1/4 mile from the old town.
We got the bikes off and set off for a good bike ride first into town

Then up the lake and down memory lane, we were last here nearly 26 years ago with our eldest two children.  It was our first trip in our first camper adventure from start to finish.
This bit is for Emma and Paul
We found the campsite that we eventually got to as this was the summer the truckers closed France...but not to us
It is looking a little run down now, not pristine and new like I remember it
It still has the old train at the junction with the bike track the one where Paul learned to ride a bike, no running up and down the avenue for that lad.

We found our pizza restaurant .... the one where mum got drunkπŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ·πŸ·πŸ·
And the one that has crazy golf next door that mum just couldn't do when she was drunk
We then went on to find the restaurant at the yacht club.....the one we ended up in when we couldn't find anywhere else open (the others were shut due to lack of food because of the truckers)
This is the one where the only thing on the menu we thought we would get you to eat was rabbit "we told you it was chicken" the menu still has some strange items look at the second bottom item on the meats.
Look at the price.....would you pay £24 for veal's head.....the rabbit nearly broke us.
We found the tunnel where you used to cock-a-doodle-do all the way through
Mum cried when we got to the far end.  We found the rocks where I used to take you climbing and of course the old man had to prove he has still got it!!
Dad cried when he couldn't get down πŸ˜€πŸ˜‚
We remember it all like it was yesterday .... I wonder what you remember?


  1. Made me cry too, they're both so grown up now xxx

  2. Aww, back when life was boring and sad without the third child in the picture! :D

  3. You always brighten things up Beth xxx