Our Odyssey is over, but the adventure continues to unfold here on the Rocktravels blog. Stay tuned as we roll through the Alps, along the Tour de France’s brutal Stage 9, into funky Amsterdam, the urbane charms of London town, and our denouement in lovely Lake Tahoe… there’s no place like home.
At 7AM this morning I got the call from the Fremont Police Department. Its 10PM on the West Coast… can’t be good news. And it isn’t – we’ve lost my mom. This print just isn’t the right place to spill my maelstrom of emotions, so I’ll just say that our world will be dimmer without … Continue reading Gloom and Bloom
This Friday July 7 we’re up early to beat the crowds and catch the first cable car up Mt Blanc. We arrive at 6:45AM to find electrical problems have shut the lift down for a bit… and with some research we stake our claim to the 12th car up, then plop my pack and grab … Continue reading Blanc Stairs
(Editor’s note: Here’s are the boys’ journal entries for this edition…) Wednesday July 5 – Today we slept in while Dad went on a bike ride down the mountain. We had breakfast and secured the RV before driving. We powered through steep roads and curly switchbacks. We drove on the roads for 2-3 hours until … Continue reading The Big Dogs
(Editor’s note: today’s Guest Author Ben Rock offers an excerpt from his journal…) Tuesday July 4 – Today we woke up early to go to the Gornergrat. We walked to the train station and took an 11 minute shuttle into Zermatt which is a very high-end town (population 6,000) that allows no cars. We quickly … Continue reading Matterhorn!