Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Adventure Update

Before I get in to this, I want to let everyone know that we are not skipping school to go on these trips. The french schooling system has a 2 week break every 6 weeks, and we are currently in our final stretch of school before the end of the year.

Time slipped away from me, and I didn't get the chance to write about our February break in Spain, or our April break in Paris/Normandy, but a picture is worth a thousand words.




 Mont Saint Michel
 Normandy Beaches

In France, there is an ancient castle, an old fort, or an amazing view around every corner. We have had the privilege to explore around Albertville, and have enjoyed many wonderful hikes. 
A couple of weeks ago, we hiked La Belle Etoile ( The beautiful star ), which we have been meaning to do before we leave. It was all uphill, until you get to the top, and it has a spectacular view.
We endured it with another family from The Center ( Mom and Dad's school ), whose boys are in Biniyam's class, which made it much more enjoyable for everyone.

It's the highest point that you can see.

One more thing that we recently checked off our list is zip-lining. Fort de Tamie is an old fort up in the mountains, which has been turned into a zip lining/parkour park. We spent an afternoon up there, ending in a zip-line across a cliff looking out over the mountains. Definitely recommended.

 I'm out in the middle of the gorge.

The time spent exploring Europe makes up for all the time spent sitting in school.

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