Signs that we are adapting to France: #13

We have quite limited food storage in our house – in fact this cupboard is pretty much it.  Suffice it to say we have to prioritize and only keep on hand the most important staples of life.
This is what one of the two shelves looks like.

That’s right – three  unopened jars of nutella (the big one’s)  and four Bonne Maman jams.

Note – we just opened a jar of Nutella, and there are three flavours of Bonne Maman jams open in the fridge.

Chartreuse – encore.

The week before Susan’s mom left we hiked up in the Chartreuse mountains – and went up by la Grande Chartreuse monastery.   We stopped along the side of the road for a pic-nic on our way. 
Micah insisted on a picture ‘of just the boys’

 For those who are starting to wonder if this is a re-post – nope we just seem to like this particular hike.  We’ve done it once here and again here.  

The weather was quite nice out – so we thought we better take advantage of it.

Q: look familiar? A: yes and yes.


We went quite a bit further down this trail than we have before – where it leads to climbing up through some cracks in the rocks.
And over some boulders that have quasi-ladders built into them

 At one point you have to kind of crawl through a slanted opening in a rock.  That’s the kind of afternoon stroll we take when you have Grandma and a two-month old with you.  
After we drove a bit further on to la Grande Chartreuse.
This is called: “…why didn’t you tell me it was bubbly water?!”

We hiked up to the cross up above it all – as the view down over the monastery and across the valley makes it all worth while.