We had an uneventful trip to Europe and I LOVE flying with Mr. Elite Status Chiles—-just allows you to get bumped right through security in quick order and not have to wait in all of the long lines and go through all the non-seasoned travelers. We packed very well for this trip—I was well under the 50 pound limit for my suitcase so you know what that means!!! I can buy stuff to bring back !!! We shall see how that works. We had good seats—left Minneapolis on time and got into Amsterdam a few minutes early. I watched 4 movies on the plane—it was just a weird time for sleeping and I couldn’t fall asleep anyway so at least there were a couple of movies I had not seen before that were offered.
We had about 3 hours in the Amsterdam airport waiting for our short flight to Geneva . I read, Chris napped and we boarded our flight on time and had a good flight to Geneva. Once there we got our rental car—not quite what we had reserved but it all worked out okay. We have an Opal of some kind—-all I know is that it works!!! From the airport we headed to Chambery, France—–first we had to get the guy to show us how to get the navigational system set to English! After that and a lot of wrong turns we made it out of Geneva and on the way. We arrived at our hotel—-well actually a chateau! We stayed at the Chateau de Candie and had a nice room there. According to the guide book “this fortress was erected on the ruins of the erstwhile building on an religious order, has been watching over a huge valley.” All I know is that I was really tired after not having any sleep for a long time so we checked in, took a nap and then went out in search of food. Of course since it was Sunday night there was absolutely nothing open and we ended up at —you guessed it—a Mcdonald’s. Big Mac meal is a universally understood language. Thank goodness. We crashed and got a little bit caught up on our sleep. Off for a new adventure on Day 2!