Monday, July 2, 2012
Greetings to you all out there in West Toast Land! I have been on a cycle tour in France for the better part of June, and am happy to be back in the states if for no other reason than to find a good hoppy IPA. Despite the lack of bitter in my beer, I had a wonderful time sipping in the Rhone-Alps, and, if you will permit me the indulgence, have decided to post a photo journal of sorts...
We climbed at minimum a col (mountain pass) a day, meaning we earned our drinks!!!
At the top of the Col of Aravis (39-times on the route of Le Tour) we had our first beer
Much of the time you get wine on tap
In Chamonix we drank the local wine while looking at Mont Blanc
These were great little numbers to take on hiking trips. Screw top and green plastic!
Best wine we had the whole trip - paired with mushroom risotto and Italian sausages
The spoils of happy hour
Rose wine is very popular
Lunch wine - nomnomnom
Beer for strength after the Col du Corbier
My attempt at being artsy turned into a Swiss Army Knife ad - then again we had ridden over the pass to Switzerland for lunch...
Best beer we had - veeery fruity