The Grants' African adventure

It’s snowing again

Apparently the locals are feeling a bit sorry for us because normally June is sunny and ‘warm’. The forecast for Davos today is minimum 4, maximum 8 and showers. Monstein is a few hundred metres further up in altitude and it hasn’t risen above 6 yet, and it’s midday.

Joseph and I went for a wonder up the main street today and noticed the snow line was not too far above town. The wonderful neighbours of the Crichtons have a Subaru with snow tyres and were good enough to let these strange Australian strangers borrow it, so back up into the Alps we went.

None of us have seen snow falling. As we drove upwards and onwards bits of ice started to slap gently against the windscreen and by the time we reached the end of the road we were in the midst of a massive flurry of falling snow, fresh snow on the ground everywhere and unusually the whole family were able to experience falling snow for the first time together. Anne and Elijah even managed a snowman (which I didn’t get a picture of because snow and cameras don’t appear to mix).

The locals shouldn’t feel sorry for us, today was a wonderful experience.

Quick comment on the next couple of days. Nat has to go to Basel and the girls are on school camp. So we’re hijacking their Camper and heading to Lake Como in Italy where we managed to get a late booking of a 17th century villa for 100 Euro for a night. Apparently Lake Como is stunning.

On Friday we’re pursuing one of Joseph’s desires, to visit as many European countries as possible. If it goes to plan we’ll manage 5 in one day – Italy, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Austria and Germany. And if that’s not enough we’ll try to get to St Gallen for the sprint finish of a Stage on the Tour de Suisse. That might be pushing things though, we’ll see.


3 responses

  1. Sheila Grant

    Your holiday is beyond anything we could have imagines, Will everthing paul into insignificance after this? No, I am sure surprise after surprise awaits you… are the boys doing a write up for school at home?????? What an education they are having, and what fun!!!! Did you and Joseph go for a wander or wonder???? Both I supose, you are in a winter wonderland. love and kisses Mum

    June 13, 2012 at 6:57 am

  2. The Inalds

    It sounds like you’re having heaps of wonderful experiences!
    I can’t wait to hear tales of the European country chase – staying in a 17th century villa will be amazing.
    I wonder what new food you will all try? So exciting!!
    Love Fi

    June 13, 2012 at 10:14 am

  3. Naisie

    A 17th Century Villa? How beautiful…..take lots of photos. I hope Fish gets his wish by visiting lots of OS countries – what a lucky kid 🙂 I must get the globe out tonight and show the boys where you are!

    June 13, 2012 at 1:38 pm

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