Our anniversary in an Alpine village

LOCATION: Housesitting outside of Geneva, Switzerland

WEATHER: Picture perfect! Sunny. Highs about 60

Today’s weather forecast was sunny and warm, so we planned a trip to the mountains. We drove about 45 minutes to a French town called Annecy that had been recommended by our homeowners. The old part, built in the 1300s, is very picturesque. The town is sometimes called “The Venice of the Alps” as it has canals throughout the town.

First up was lunch. We decided to splurge for our anniversary and found a cozy restaurant serving fondue.

It was delicious – crunchy bread with a lot of cheese to dip in – flavored with a hint of garlic. It was a lot of food!

I had read reviews of some of the restaurants (there are many) in town and several readers complained about bad service, unfriendly waiters, etc. Our experience couldn’t have been more different. We had a lovely waiter who was attentive and friendly. The customers at the table next to us did some French/English translation. Through them, we all talked about how many years we had been married.

This is the outside of the restaurant. It is on the right, called Le Chalet.

We walked off our lunch strolling around the alleys of the old city, then around the beautiful lake.

Famous Mont Blanc towers in the background behind us…

We took a different road home, past lots of mountains with signs for skiing. Nice walk with Ollie in the PM>

DINNER: After such a big lunch, we just had some vegetable soup with some pesto-stuffed raviolis.

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