For our anniversary on the 17th of December, Micah & I got to go away for the night since Caleb was willing to take care of Ezra (thanks again, Caleb!). We left after putting Ezra down for his afternoon nap & headed toward Annecy which is in France about 3 hours south of us. The weather wasn’t great on the way down as you can see in this picture:
Annecy was VERY cold, but VERY beautiful! We wish that we had discovered this town a lot sooner & could have explored it on a warmer day rather than on a cold winter’s evening. That being said, it was still fun to explore a new town.
Cold, winter’s night
We also spent a bit of time in a sweets shop to get out of the cold & have ended up with a bag of macaroons.
That night we had dinner at a really good local french restaurant recommended by the French teacher her at BFA. It was full of locals (which is always a good indication of a good restaurant). We ordered one of the local specialties, tartiflette. It was like potatoes au gratin & SO wonderful!
We spent that night at a fairly new hotel about 20 minutes away (back towards Kandern). It was located in a whole complex with a small mall & a water park that looked like it would have been pretty fun. It was a very modern room.
The next day we headed home with a stop off in Gruyères. It was a small little town on the top of a tall hill. This is the area that the cheese comes from in case you were wondering. It was a beautiful little stop! So picturesque that it almost doesn’t look real!