La Maison Cailler - a chocolate factory in Broc, Switzerland
Milk from the Romanens farm where we are staying! It was one of only about 10 vats.
The workroom where they mix the chocolate.
The old mixer.
My favorite part of the chocolate assembly line - the arm that snatches the pieces of chocolates without hurting them and places them into a single file line to get wrapped up.
The finished product.
Charlotte tasting the finished product.
in the big tasting room.
So. much. chocolate! We literally ate ourselves sick in here - or at least I did. The girls were fine and Doug has super human resistance powers.
The playground at Cailler.
Elisabeth atop the pole at Cailler.
Charlotte being Charlotte at Cailler playground.
Beautiful view - this picture does not do it justice.
Forsythia is in bloom everywhere in Europe.
Forsythia is in bloom everywhere in Europe. We were surprised at how much forsythia there is here in Europe.
Kids feeding goats at the farm where we're staying.
A view as we walked up the hill by our farm b&b of the "bigger farm" also owned by these people.
A view from our hike. Beautiful country!!
Another view from our hike.
Mountains in the distance.
A little chapel we found on the farm owned by the same people as where we are staying. It is part of the Sentier des Pauvres - a famous old hiking path.
Cows. No bells though.
It was so beautiful that I just kept taking pictures in hopes that the beauty would come through. I don't think it does.
We had a quick lunch beside a country road.
We hiked down into the forest, via some steep steps, to the stream. We followed the Sentier des Pauvres path all along the stream.
The stream next to the Sentier des Pauvres path.
Flowers blooming along the path, photographed before Charlotte could pick them.
Girls by the stream.
Girls on the hiking path.
Walking along the hiking path.