Adrienne and I are currently in Grenoble, France. Overall the trip so far has been good… the flights were pretty uneventful, and we arrived in Paris on Saturday. We saw the Eiffel tower, and got rained on, so we didn’t make it to the top level, only to the 2nd platform. Yesterday, we took the TGV train to Grenoble, which was awesome as usual.
After a bit of a snafu with the hotel booking, we finally got a hotel. I booked the hotel for Grenoble using Yahoo!’s self-booking travel system, and it claimed that the hotel was quite close to the office here, but it turns out it was an hour away, by car. We’re now staying in the IBIS Grenoble Gare hotel downtown.
Grenoble is a really nice city! It’s surrounded by amazing mountains, and the city has a very nice feel to it—I could live here! Adrienne’s out wandering around today, so we’ll see what she finds.
I admit it, I’m kind of a map junkie. I love maps. So far, the best maps of California parks and such that I’ve found are Tom Harrison Maps. Really nice maps, with lat/long grids and UTM grids. Includes lots of 4WD trails and extra details, and printed on thin paper-like plastic that’s waterproof. Excellent.
I’ve got my Mono Lake pictures uploaded finally, and a few came out pretty decent. Adrienne also got hers up (before me, this time).
You can also read about our story… I bought a CB radio which will be installed in my Jeep as soon as I get it back from the shop. :)
Well, we had an interesting weekend. We went out to Mono Lake, which was awesome. It would have been more awesome, but…
I have posted my pictures from the last two weekends! Last weekend, we visited Robert Mondavi Winery, and this weekend we grilled out at San Gregorio Beach and took a bunch of pictures at Pebble Beach.