Afternoon Hike: Fort St. Eynard

A couple of weekends ago, Matt and I went on an afternoon hike with some friends. The absolute best thing about living in/near Grenoble is that we are surrounded by three different mountain ranges, and therefore there are so many good hiking trails less than 20 minutes away from our house :)

Enjoy the photos!


Solo leading the way like the little shepherd he is ;)


Almost near the top


Since it’s an old fort, there were these old gates around the base. Solo was too afraid to explore them…


The view from the top (not overlooking Grenoble)


The beautiful Belledonne in the background.


The top, overlooking Grenoble


My two boys :)


Our little family <3


Another gorgeous view of the mountains


The city of Grenoble! It looked so small from up there.


Another picture of Grenoble


On the way down we passed by a herd of sheep! Look at the little lamb :)


Another picture of the lamb and it’s mother.


Seriously, so precious!

Autumn Landscapes

IMG_4314 I just love the mountains that surround our home. There’s a saying about Grenoble: Everytime you turn a corner you can see the mountains at the end of the street. Ok, that was a really bad paraphrase, but it’s true. We’re surrounded by three different mountain ranges: the Belledonne (pictured here), the Chartreuse, and the Vercors. Some people don’t like Grenoble because the mountains can make them feel closed in, but I completely disagree. Being from Florida, I don’t think I’ll ever get used to seeing these gorgeous juts of rock every time I go outside. And now as the trees continue changing color, the mountains become prettier and prettier! They are definitely at their prettiest in the wintertime, but autumn is a nice view too :) The skies were clear and the magic hour lighting was perfect this afternoon so I just had to run outside to snap a few pictures to brag about show everyone. So far it has been a warm autumn, but the trees are making up for it by looking like this: IMG_4317 Hope your little corner of the world is looking beautiful, whether you’re enjoying the autumn or the springtime!