The opportunity to live in Europe has afforded our family experiences that, until these last two years, we only dreamed we would be able to do together. We have traveled to beautiful countries, learned new languages, fallen in love with new foods, made new friends, and stretched ourselves to new levels. We've grown as a family, as well as individuals. We've all gotten to check some things off the bucket list. One of Chris' more ambitious bucket list items got realized on a weekend in September, when we loaded up the SUV and headed to the French Alps with our good friends Brandon, Saskia, Hugo and Rose. Chris and Brandon geared up, and attacked Alpe d'Huez--the most famous climb in the Tour de France...
Ready to hit it.
Have you seen a cuter support vehicle crew???
The start of the climb--the most grueling section is the first section...
There's our guy!!!
21 hairpin turns in all...just over a third of the way there!!
Ready to cheer at the finish...
Ready to die at the finish :)
It started pouring on the descent
Enjoying some chocolate croissants....
A beautiful french bakery
Another great weekend on our great adventure!!!
Way to go, Chris and Brandon, your little support people (and your wives) are so so proud of you!!!