Day off is always a special day for us, as Jim is around for the whole day to help with the boys – it means we can be a little more adventurous with our outings!
So this time we thought that we should do a long walk. Lucas is only 3, and since any long walk around here involves a steep ascent or descent, we thought we were taking on a good challenge.
First things first: making sure we have everything for the walk. Suncream, check. Packed lunch, check. Nappies and wetwipes, check. Space rocket swimmers and froggie towel, check. And not to forget Lucas’ french-speaking rabbit, Pierre, who also wanted to come with us.
Taking the tele-cabine up the mountain is always exciting for the boys – we’ve done countless trips on it this summer to amuse them.
At the top we consulted our map then hit the bumpy road! Thankfully the pram is built of strong stuff, and by all accounts so is Samuel – he didn’t seem to mind the uneven terrain and steep paths, and even managed to nod off after a while.
We found a nice little spot for our picnic lunch where we could take in some lovely views of Les Gets and bask in the hot sun. We continued down the mountain, then just as little legs were getting tired we came across a bank of wild strawberries. We spent a happy time climbing the banks in search of the little red gems, and running on down hill to scan the banks for more.
A little stream crossed our path, so we thought it a good idea to stop and splash around in the cool waters – everyone enjoyed having their feet cooled, and then it was just a short walk into town.
Lucas nearly made it the whole way on his own but not quite – he caught a lift with Samuel on the pram.
Happy and tired, we treated ourselves to a crepe in town and very well-deserved cold drink. Well done boys!