It's Monday, the Festival is over and most of the balloonists and spectators have gone home. The envelope needs to be packed back in the rainproof bag and all our flying gear collected and ready to return to the crate. We need to gather the equipment we borrowed from Alfred and Renata and make certain everything is in their great trailer for return to Frankfurt.
Patrick, Gina, Silas and Eske packed all their baggage, loaded up and began their journey back to Frankfurt. Barbara left on the train for Geneva. She will fly back to Phoenix tomorrow.
Jon, Al, Mary Jo and Robin traveled to Epernay to get a new piece for the trailer. With that repaired, we visited the Callier Nestle chocolate factory in Broc. Nothing like chocolate shopping!
We saved the best for last and enjoyed dinner with Pierre and Magali at the Hotel Chamois in L'Etivaz. We enjoyed seeing Jeff Mollien again and bringing a big hug from his sister Isabell who lives in Denver (what a small world?!?). The Mollien family has owned the hotel since 1888! The food is fabulous and they are such great hosts! The meringue, ice cream and doubla cream are the best in the world (really!).