Sep 9, 2017

5 reasons of Summer in Verbier

August in La Pineta

Summer in Verbier will always be my family's favorite time. Here are some of the reasons why:

 1. Family, friends and Swiss National Day
 August in Verbier is not complete without our family and friends. We have seen our children from quietly sitting on the baby relax by the fire place to hiking, from tantrums to playing
Mille Bornes and sleeping in the tent under the moonlight.
Spending the Swiss National Day in Verbier is extra special because we got to enjoy the fireworks of the village and have our own (thanks to the Bosc) in front of the chalet amidst the shrieking children and adults alike.

 I have yet to memorize all the mountains we have in front of the chalet. Nevetheless, seeing them green with the blue sky, the clouds scattered all around all the while drinking coffee as the sun comes out with the birds chirping and kids sound asleep is just something a parent has to experience in La Pineta. Besides, it's our vacations as well, right?

3.Chanterelles or blueberries?
This year we turned pro in chanterelles foraging. A golden mushroom which used to be "elusive" has become our favorite mushroom along  with the bolets. We love them with cream,in our omelette or simply with olive oil and some shave of cheese. The love of blueberries, however, has been passed to the younger generation and I decided not to stress so much about the violet stain in my daughters' clothes or mine but enjoy the moment - the laughter, that instant when the children were so engrossed in picking up this tiny but precious violet wild berry and then the silence that followed which somehow bind our precious children together.

4. Piscine
We were sad about the fire that destroy the indoor piscine but fortunately we were able to enjoy the outdoor facility. Our afternoons were mostly spent here while the others did the grocery shopping. Oh yes, we are multi taskers and adulting at 1600 meters. So proud of us!

5.Camping out
First time this summer and the kids loved it. Giddy to the max. No Dahu story this time which made them sleep well outside the chalet.
We hope that more glorious weather would accompany their camping. Thanks to this wonderful family from canton Vaud for the tent. 

It is drizzling while I write this, which made me miss our summer in Verbier more. 
We will surely come back, along with the whole gang, new walking shoes and Swiss knives.
Enjoy the rest of the summer.

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