Alyssa spent two weeks touring England, France, Switzerland and Italy, visiting World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts World Centres and famous landmarks she had only seen in history books. Alyssa worked for two years selling more than 2,000 boxes of Girl Scout cookies to make her dream come true. She shares her journey with us here:
After staying up late to see the Eiffel Tower lit up at night, I was happy to know I’d have some time to nap later on the bus. After everyone loaded their luggage we took off on our 10 hour bus ride from Paris to Our Chalet.
After a few hours we stopped at a really cool bus stop. It had a bike that would charge your electronics while you peddled. There was also a TV lounge for kids. After the bus departed again, we went through border patrol and stopped for lunch in Switzerland.
A few hours later we made it to Our Chalet. The road to Our Chalet was narrow and a bit scary but a few hours later we arrived up just fine. When we arrived we met the staff who would drive our luggage up the rest of the mountain while we hiked up to the chalet. It had been raining off and on most of day, so the road was slippery.
When we got to the chalet the staff showed us to our rooms. The rooms were a little different this time – all the girls stayed in the attic together. We hadn't really had a chance to talk as a group so it was really cool to get to know them.
For dinner we had pizza from a local pizzeria then met some girls from Canada and played cards with them in the game room. They told us they had been here for the past 10 days doing an adventure challenge. The girls from NC and I said goodnight to our new friends and went to bed.
Hiking up the trail to Our Chalet
Alyssa and Candace
At the Charging station with Shannon from NC