Sorry for not posting an update before now. My iPhone was out of commission for a little while due to water damage from our Chamonix-to-Zermatt adventure. First it wouldn’t work at all, then after a couple of weeks in a rice bag, it would only work when plugged into the wall. I replaced the battery at the end of last week and now it’s working again!
Enough about the iPhone. Here are some quick updates:
Pictures: We didn’t travel with computers so I can’t sort/edit any photos until we are back in Canada. I go back to work right away but will do my best to get some posted soon.
Haute Route: We made it! Chamonix to Zermatt in 11 days. We covered a total of approximately 160 km by foot and somewhere between 10,000 to 12,000 meters of vertical! We are feeling good though and have managed a few more hikes and runs since then.
Zermatt: After finishing, we spent four days in Zermatt. Lauren (Amanda’s sister) and her fiancé Paul joined us for the weekend and we did a great hike with wonderful views of the Matterhorn (the mountain on the Toblerone chocolate bar).
Grenoble: We spent last week in Grenoble with Lauren and Paul. It was a mixture of low key, relaxed days with some hiking thrown in.
Tuscany: Amanda’s parents have now joined us and the six of us are currently having a “tough” week at a villa in Tuscany. Lots of relaxing by the pool and we ate lunch today at a local winery. Amanda and I have been getting out for a run each morning before it gets too hot.
That’s all for now! More updates soon (either later this week or when pictures are ready when we get back home).