Photos: One family's RV trip through Europe
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Day 15( Tom Gorman )
We want to see Mont Blanc, the highest mountain in the Alps, and to get there the GPS sends us through Martigny, Switzerland -- where the Tour de France started the day this very morning. We forge ahead and battle hundreds of Spandexed bicyclists -- not part of the competition -- pedaling out of town, hogging the narrow mountain roads. I pass one on a hairpin turn just as a propane truck comes from the other direction. Later, as we're heading downhill, the bicyclists are passing me up.
By nightfall, we're camping lakeside in Geneva. We forgot to go grocery shopping and are eating cheese and bread. But I'm relaxed. There are no bicyclists in sight. And like every other night, we secure the side door with bungee cords.
Pictured: Mont Blanc