Mark arrived Friday and we headed up to the Alps for a brief mountain tour. We first went to Annecy, a pretty town on a lake, which is surrounded by mountains.We took a promenade along the lakefront. It was awfully chilly! Fortunately the Alps are a cheese-intensive region, so we warmed up with lots of hearty meals.
We shlepped up to the castle, which is now a museum, and took in the view. It had an extensive exhibition on the history of fishing in the region. Looking at exhibits of French bait was less than enthralling--it was a show that only a pêcheur could love. But at least we were inside and out of the cold. This building is a old prison. The downtown has lots of canals.