Incredible Storm!

Trip Start Sep 04, 2011
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Trip End Sep 30, 2011


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What I did
Visit to Grenoble

Flag of France  , Rhône-Alpes,
Sunday, September 18, 2011

We had the most incredible storm last night, it started around 7p.m. with rumbling thunder and the occasional flash of lightning and increased in its intensity through the night until around 4a.m. when it reached its peak with torrential rain that sounded like hailstones inside the camper and the lightening was every few seconds and crashing thunder. It must have circled the valley several times for every time it seemed to recede it came back again twice as loud. Incredible!

The next day was damp and misty but as we intended visiting Grenoble anyway today it was a perfect day for museums and art galleries. We started with a tour of the old town in the rain and then warmed up with lunch in the square before going to the art gallery, checking out a few Renoirs, Sisley, Pissarro and Monet's and some nice sculptures by Georgette Aguette who I confess I’ve never heard of. As the sky was beginning to clear we went on the Telepherique, little cable car style pods that went up across the river right up to the fort at the top of the hill. Fort de la Bastille, quite stunning; from there we could see all across the city and we were above the clouds still hovering round the mountain tops. Fantastic.

So the day turned out well and we came home to a gorgeous Beef Bourguignon that I had put in the slow cooker before we went out helped down with a few glasses of Cote du Rhone I’d say it was a marvellous day despite the weather.
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