|Thursday 19 May
Off to Chamrousse which was a favorite ski station when we were here. Barbette is now on holiday so is keen to take us for a hike in the mountains. It’s a nice day. We end up looking for Diesel and detour but every village in France is very nice. Up high very high the roads are very good. Grenoble is thousands of metres below us. The ski station is now a little city . Hotels and apartments all over. We have lunch at the Ski de Font station which has spectacular views of the Alps. We make our way up to Lac …… It was an hours hike through rocky terrain, mountain trees , snow and streams. The boys loved the snow and at every opportunity were throwing snowballs at each other. Babette loves walking in the mountains so we did well making it to the lake. It still had a sheet of ice covering some of it. Spectacular setting. A bit chilly…probably 5 degrees compared to 22 degrees back in Grenoble.
That night Christian and I went to watch Grenoble’s 2nd team train against his brothers team. We went to a bar after with the players and coaches. We bumped in Jacque and Danny who I played with and spoke to Tibalt on the phone. Ervae our captain came down too to say hello. Back to St Egreve club to see Yves and Bob “The Barman” who has not changed a bit. Jean Pierre Duc was there too. It was a good reunion of many players.