My summer 2008 travels in Europe – Part 2: July 25 – Frankfurt/St.Tropez – Annecy – Le Grand-Bornand – Bourg-Saint-Maurice

Having made my way through St. Tropez, I was off to the French Alps to meet up with my Microsoft colleagues driving down from Frankfurt.  We arrived in Annecy, a beautiful town in the French Alps with a clear blue lake at its center.

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We enjoyed a lazy lunch and ran quite a bit over our scheduled time that Ralph so carefully put into our itinerary.  Gotta love the Germans!  From Annecy we headed over to Le Grand-Bornand for a short break.

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And finally to Bourg-Saint-Maurice to end our first day of driving.  Despite spending more time in Annecy thanks to that lunch, we arrived at our lodge in Bourg-Saint-Maurice much earlier than planned, allowing for some time to unwind, make calls and enjoy some drinks before dinner.

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We gathered for dinner in the hotel restaurant and Peter had the first of many meals of steak and fries.

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After dinner, the chef treated us to a round of Génépi which is a regional herbal liqueur similar in aroma and taste to Chartreuse.  Since Ralph didn’t like it, I had to make sure his didn’t go to waste since I’m a big Chartreuse fan.

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