The trip definitely went much better than it did last year--we had enough water, I wasn't pregnant, we didn't bring a stroller, and we didn't lose an alleegah (more pictures from that trip here, on the left hand side under late June photos). We also ended up doing some unexpected shopping--trains for Pat, souvenirs for Auntie Katie, and a couple of new cheeses from the Valais region for everyone!
Here are a few of the photos I took from the day, I think I'll probably put more up on Flickr.
All of the above pictures were taken inside the beautiful church at Château de Valère.
Ro and Pat hiking up to Château de Tourbillon.
Group shot at the doorway of Château de Tourbillon, with Château de Valère in the background.
View from Château de Tourbillon
Poor Niamh was also the most tired! Luckily on the way back home we were in a fairly empty car so she could take a little snooze more comfortably. Or at least as comfortably as possible inside a sweltering train car.