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.