So for our second day in Europe, we decided to go to France. We just went to a little town across Lake Geneva, but we really wanted to say we had been to another country! The biggest disappointment of the day: they didn't stamp our passports! Darn it!
Anyway, the first thing we did was ride the train to Lausanne, so that we could catch the boat over to France. We walked around for a while in Lausanne....
During the walking...we saw sheep! Made me feel like home.
We also saw lots of these little bakeries and bistros....here are some of the pastries in one of the bakeries.
There were beautiful flowers everywhere in Switzerland! They also do these clocks made out of flowers---so pretty!
So then it was finally time to hit up a new country.....here was the boat to France! We were excited to go.
We got there and saw some French poodles! Of course, I had to take a picture. The other two rolled their eyes.
Because we were in Evian, France (home of Evian water) we decided to stop and have some. I was SOOO thirsty and this place had ICE! Seriously, you won't believe how much you appreciate ice until you don't have it. And there is no free water anywhere in Europe. You pay for bottles of it just like anything else you might want to drink at a restaurant.
As we were walking, we saw this sign about how the people of Evian were victims of the Nazis in 1944.Then the storm clouds started to roll in from the Alps. Started to rain, so we ran for cover in a little bistro. Then we made a run for the boat.
We get on the boat and the driver and some other person had a massive fight outside the window! They were screaming and yelling and making crazy hand gestures. It was insane.
They finally worked out whatever the crazy bickering was about and we headed back across the lake.We had a great day in France. It's always great to set foot in a new country, even if they don't give you a passport stamp!
Stay tuned next week.....we went on a fantastic train ride up into the Alps to check out both a cheese and chocolate factory. One of my FAVORITE days of the whole trip!