I was so tired after the last blog, so I took a little nap...3 hours. I was awakend with a thunder clap and wind blowing the door curtains like in a Hitchcock movie. I had the door to my balcony open as it was very humid and about 76f. After the thunder ,came some torrential hail and rain. It lasted about 2 minutes and then the sun came out and the green valley was visible again. It is now 7:PM and we just had another rain. Again, 2 minues and it was gone. I must download my pictures so you can see what my eye see.
Just befoe the last rain, I had just come back from a light dinner in the hotel restaurant. www.gstaad-saanen.steigenberger.ch I asked for a glass of red wine and the waiter said he had a California Cab. from the Napa Valley and I said Nah..I drink California wine at home and have been to the Napa Valley many times "I think I would like to try some of your Swiss wine." I looked around the bar area to see if anybody had been impressed with my volley of "Califorfnia wine speak". I was the only one there....but I did impress myself! I asked to see the bottle of the Calif. Cab. I took one look at the lable and exclaimed "the is not Napa Valley wine this is from Manteca, for god's sake". "Don't ever get those two mixed up again" I said to him. "Don't you know that in Spanish Manteca translates as Lard?" HELLO! I really didn't say it that way but I did politely tell him that the Manteca Valley was about 100 miles south of the Napa Valley... two entirely different climates.
I had a light dinner of fresh leafy greens & vegetable salad with a delicious walnut dressing, and a bowl of vegetable broth with local sausage (superbo!). I was full.
I may just go for a walk and then have a nightcap at the bar. But I must try to download those pictures again.