Post by Lauren
When we lived in North Carolina and Georgia, we could get to some pretty amazing places in four hours. In that time, we could visit family in Virginia, check out North Georgia apple orchards, visit some vineyards and catch some NC mountain action.
However, here in Geneva, in four hours driving time, we can find ourselves what seems to be a world away. We realized this even more when Gabe’s family was here and we did a lot of day trips. Here are a few examples:
A 3.5 hour train ride or drive can put you in Zermatt, home of the Matterhorn. Just cross your fingers for visibility!
A 4-ish hour drive can put you in the 2nd smallest principality in the world: jet setting luxurious Monaco.
A 3.5 hour drive puts you near Nîmes where you can find evidence of the Roman times - the Pont du Gard aqueduct built in 19 BC and a UNESCO world heritage site.
A 4 hour train ride can put you in the heart of Andermatt where you'll feel like you are in a snow globe....even in April!
A 4ish hour ride can take you to the South of France to gaze on the magnificent cliffs overlooking Cassis.
A 3.5 hour drive can put you in the heart of Arles, France where you can find yourself in the middle of a Van Gogh scene.
A 4-ish hour drive can take you to Nice where you can walk along the beautiful Promenade d'Anglais and watch the sunset.
A four hour train can take you to Milan where you can eat your fill of pasta, gelato and experience the liveliness of Italy alongside of appreciating The Duomo & The Last Supper by Leonardo da Vinci.
A four hour ride can have you in Cannes where the famous film festival takes place each May.
Look for posts in the coming days on each of these places we visited with Gabe’s family.
Until then, I am grateful for our location to be “four hours” from all these magnificent sites and the recovery of my feet so that I could keep up. Thank goodness for the wheelchair!