January was a busy month for me, what with end of semester tasks to complete; there were exams to mark, final marks to calculate, and report card comments to write. Still, I managed two trips outside of Neuchâtel before the mid-semester break began. In both cases, Dan suggested the destinations and offered to drive, while his colleagues, myself included, were happy to tag along.
|Jen and I in Stein am Rhein|
|Another group braved the cold to wander the streets of the town|
|Typical building in the town|
|I love the paintings!|
|Just a few minutes before I took this shot, it had been very windy and rainy.|
|The mountains looming over Grenoble.|
|Local cheese at the Saturday market.|
|A monument to the Day of the Tiles|
|The Isère River flows through the centre of Grenoble|
In the morning, we headed back toward Switzerland by way of Annecy, a return trip for me to this gorgeous town of canals. We were fortunate to stumble upon a Sunday market which livened up the place. We also really enjoyed our lunch. I sampled the local specialty, a tartiflette – in our waiter’s view, the Annecy version of poutine.
|Another view of Annecy|
|A gentle man and a gentleman, we will miss Paul Duckett. Photo taken in Grenoble.|