January 14, 2012
Escalade Weekend in Geneva, Dec 9-10, 2011
I continued my tradition of getting myself a Genevan Escalade marmite by hook or by crook every year since whenever it was back in California that I remembered how much I love them.
So great that now instead of paying astronomical shipping prices, I can now pop down there myself and enjoy the host of other benefits of a visit to Geneva.
Like seeing old friends from high school (meeting their newest baby) and my sister-in-law. And watching an Escalade parade in period costume, visiting the Salle de L'Alabama where the Geneva Conventions were signed (a room only open once a year to the public), eating a chocolate-banana crêpe cooked at a street stall, and taking Emily and David for their first trip through the Passage de Monetier - a very narrow passageway in the old town, also only open once a year on Escalade weekend. It was only my second time myself. Fun. The exit to the passageway (definitely one-way only) is in the last photo between the tan building and the white wall.
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