PIXIE : Back to school was today, and everything went well. Claire can tell us that it’s not carnival, we don’t believe a word of it : teachers are all masked !
ZORRO : She was so absorbed in preparing for this new school year that she forgot my birthday : on August 15, I turned 8 !
For this time, I don’t blame her : after all, this is her first back to school as principal, she had the right to be a little distracted. But this should not be repeated !
It’s been very hot in the last few weeks, and we’ve been content with quiet activities, such as synchronized bathing, for example.
Pixie tried to find some coolness in the vegetable garden, but it was finally inside that it was the freshest.
Our humans have combined the useful with the pleasant : they have gone to fetch some coolness at the Maison Cailler, the chocolate factory located in Broc, in Gruyère, in the canton of Fribourg. Claire and Momo discovered the fascinating history of chocolate and observed with interest the whole process of its manufacture from A to Z. Not only was it fresh in the factory, but they could also taste different chocolates more delicious than each other !
And you, where have you found a little coolness these days ?
Today, Claire and Momo are taking you on a cruise on the lake for 3 hours (in yellow on the map) with the Belle Epoque steam boat «La Suisse». With the current heat here, I hope this article will help you to stay cool !
Be on time, because the boat won’t be waiting for you !
After leaving Villeneuve, they passed by the magnificent Chillon Castle that we had visited with Chloe from All Pet Voices.
First stop in Montreux :
And then came Vevey :
Claire and Momo were getting hungry ; they savored a delicious menu while enjoying the extraordinary landscape of Lavaux, with its terraced vineyard, typical of the region.
« La Suisse » arrived in Lausanne, where the greatest number of passengers boarded the boat.
The boat then sailed back in the direction of France for the second part of the cruise. The mountains descend to the lake on the French side, and there are fewer inhabited areas on the shores.
After a stop at the Franco-Swiss village of Saint Gingolph, «La Suisse» stopped at Le Bouveret, the last stop before returning to Villeneuve.
Claire and Momo had a lot of fun doing this cruise, but I was very happy to see them back in time to fill my bowl !