Our hike at 7000 feet today was our "warm up " hike. warm up is what we needed to do when we were done as it was very rainy, foggy and cool. But also very beuatiful with the azaleas and other flowers blooming high on the mountainside. Trying to hike on rough rock and take pictures was not my best thing so I have very few to choose from.
I arrived in Chamonix in the French Alps on Sunday and made the decision to go up to the top of the mountains as soon as possible as the weather was predcitied to get bad by that evening. And that has been true. It has rained, been foggy , cloudy and cool since Sunday night. It was quite the experience to be on top of the Alps looking at rock, snow and ice in all directions. The cable car goes up in 2 segments, the second segmnet is so steep - almost vertical by the end. More pictures below.
On Saturday I leave to hike through the Alps - Switzerland, Germany, Austria, France and Italy. The route is called the Grand Traverse and goes through these 5 countries as you make your way from west to east. I may not be blogging from there but will be taking lots of new photos to play iwht with when I get back.
Yesterday we attended the Abilities Expo down in Shcaumburg, IL. One of the fun activites for kids was to paint a floor cloth with a giant roller with designs on it. The kids in wheelchairs were having a great time as were those of us watching the creating in front of our eyes.