Sunday, May 16, 2010

Day 8-9-Lyon France

The pictures are in reverse order of all that we did in Lyon and it was just too hard to change it in Blogger. Just like the posts are in reverse order. It goes from most recent to oldest.
This is what you see down below.

Yep, we hiked all the way to the top for this view. Scott was pretty warm in all black carrying his backpack. It was worth it
Our only day that we didn't have to wear a jacket. It was beautiful.

Where is Waldo/Adrienne? Can you see my head? Hint...look under the wing.

Lyon was founded as a Roman colony in 43 BC by Munatius Plancus, a lieutenant of Caesar,
The three parts of Gaul mentioned by Caesar met at Lyon. Agrippa recognized that Lugdunum's position on the natural highway from northern to south-eastern France made it a natural communications hub, and he made Lyon the starting point of the principal Roman roads throughout Gaul. It then became the capital of Gaul, partly thanks to its fortunate site at the convergence of two navigable rivers, and quickly became the main city of Gaul.
Here was a waterfall along our hike.
This is the view from our hotel room.

Beautiful city square. Tons of history here we didn't expect.

Sunday in Lyon the city is pretty shut down. Good example for us Americans.

This was our only train ride. Since it is very expensive to cross country borders with a car, we took a train to Lyon. It was a fun time, but we are glad we drove everywhere else.

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