Lunch time in the Alps

In my opinion, there is absolutely nothing better than eating lunch outdoors in the middle of the mountains. Last August, I had the pleasure of spending six full days hiking in the French Alps at Vanoise National Park and there were plenty of places for a picnic lunch with a never-ending amount of spectacular views. Here are some of my favorites….

“The mountains are calling and I must go”. – John Muir

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“It isn’t the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out; it’s the pebble in your shoe”. -Muhammad Ali

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“My father considered a walk among the mountains as the equivalent of churchgoing”. – Aldous Huxley

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“May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view. May your mountains rise into and above the clouds”. – Edward Abbey

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“Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul”. – John Muir

P1000758_Snapseed“Keep close to Nature’s heart… and break clear away, once in awhile, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean”. – John Muir


“The mountains, the forest, and the sea, render men savage; they develop the fierce, but yet do not destroy the human”. – Victor Hugo

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This post was inspired by this week’s Photo Challenge: Lunch time. To see more entries, click here


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  5. The photo showing up in my reader was the first thing I saw today when I turned on word press… and I said WOW! Amazing shot. I feel like I can fall inside and be there… breathtaking. Thanks for the mini ‘vacay’.

  6. When I opened my reader today the picture I saw was yours… and I said WOW. Amazing shot. I felt like I could fall right into it and be there. Thanks for the mini ‘vacay’ 🙂

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  10. That is THE most amazing picnic lunch I have seen in along time 🙂 Everything your heart could possibly dream of!
    Thanks for sharing the beautiful photos!

    • You’re welcome and I’m so glad you enjoyed it! 🙂 I really LOVE hiking!!!! I once had a t-shirt that had a picture of a mountain on it and said “I’d rather be hiking”. So true!

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