Arrived into sunny, warm Lyon today for a week long skiing holiday - great view from the plane of flat green farmland all around? Where the heck are the mountains? Those of you who know me will be thinking that is typical of Little Miss Geography Teacher !!
I had a fair idea of where I was headed but expected to be able to see evidence of hills and snow from the aeroplane - it was at that point I realised I probably had a long bus journey ahead of me in search of some snow that was worthy of hiring skis!!
Sitting at the exit definately has its advantages - extra leg room being the main one but I also managed to be first off the plane and the first to get my luggage and out to the bus park. However, I am a fairly infrequent flyer where charter - treat you like cattle - flights are concerned and didn't realise that I was about to spend the next hour sitting on a bus that was not going anywhere until the last two people from the last plane had located their luggage and correct bus :-(
Once we were all packed onto the bus we were eventually ready to leave and we were on our way South-East (I think) towards Italy in search of the rapidly melting snow.
Thats me home now from my whirl-wind tour of Dubai, NZ, OZ and Singapore. Where to next - and I am being serious!!! Perhaps I should spend October holidays catching up with friends and getting to see more of my own country.
Anyhow, check back here to hear all the gory details.
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