Wednesday, July 15, 2015

An Afternoon in Gerardmer, France

After we dropped our daughter, SO, at summer camp, MR and I decided to drop by Gerardmer. We did it last year (click here for the post) and had lovely memories. So naturally we were excited to come back this year. There's only 30 kilometers between the 2 cities, but the road is a little tough with the zigzags and curves. But once you get there, it's all worth it.

Being a tourist city, I knew it would be tough to find a parking space. I circled the city twice and just when I was ready to give up and go home, a car freed a space right in front of me.

Because of the heat, we decided to stay and relax by the lake instead of walking around the city.

Little did we know, that the French Canoe-Kayak Championship was going on.

Chocolate-Pistachio Ice Cream (2.50 Euros) - one of the best ways to beat the summer heat!

The lake was as beautiful as I remembered it to be. <3 <3 <3

And for a second time in a row, MR mentioned how this reminded him of the Boracay beach trip. I get it, although there are less people, not many vendors, and it's shorter in length.

All throughout the afternoon, there were races going on. We enjoyed watching some of them and even got excited for the athletes.

I love watching the sky ....

.... which MR and I did after we found a spot on the grass. We laid down and let time pass peacefully.

At 7PM, an acoustic singer started singing. It was perfect for the moment. He sang a lot of late 90's, or my generation songs.

Here are some of the fish you can find in the lake.

Sunset at Gerardmer. One word - A M A Z I N G. 


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