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.