Wednesday, 23 March 2011

snow shoeing

Weekend get-away 
March 18-20, 2011

Tonio and I rented a gîte in the mountains for the weekend
(a gîte is something like a cabin in the states)
 warning lots of pictures...i'm never offended if you just scroll really fast - ha!
[because I don't EVEN know ;) wink, wink]

 about an hour or so from Nice

 Belvédère...the town we visited
(when I was little, I used to watch the show, Mr. Belvedere
-- brought back memories)

 view from the city

 talk about a definite dose of FRESH air

 enjoying my buddy

 town clock tower

 town cemetery...Tonio mentioned that the dead always get the best property

 view from our kitchen window - boulangerie just across the way

 drive to snow shoe

 snow shoes on our back packs - ready for action

 the snow was pretty deep in places

 we both had our fair share of "sink holes" - it was funny

 il faisait beau (it was beautiful)

 a little mountain goat, and he DIDN'T even run away, just plodded along

we felt like we had little pegs for legs when we took off the snow shoes
- weird feeling

 lunch break

 decided to head back down - started getting dark and snowing a bit

 we made it down just before it started raining at the bottom of the hill


 looks like a surfer and a wave...hmmm...

 beanie hair!

 spring is coming

 waterfall on the drive - looks fake

 view from our balcony in the EVENING

 TV dinner =)

  view from our balcony in the MORNING

 kitchen...wood, wood, happy...

fireplace, couch, dining table, my wonderful husband

 bathroom, wood, wood...

 our room

 balcony from our room

the loft upstairs - this place was huge -  more wood!
wood is a love of both mine and tonio's life, 
so needless to say, we were in heaven - 
wood houses aren't common here in France

 clock tower - view from the kitchen window

This weekend was a blessing to get away, relax, hang out,
and pray for direction.
We are so thankful to have had this opportunity.
Thank you Jesus!

--Love Linz


  1. Chips in the china
    Never mattered before
    Who cares
    As you drop kick your jacket
    As you come through the door
    No one's there
    According to our new arrival
    Life is more than mere survival
    And we just might live the good life yet

    Sorry, had to do it

  2. Lisa...what song is that? I'm assuming it's a country song. I like the lyrics =)

    Quinn - YES! I knew someone could relate!