In the middle of the We Dissolve 2018 tour, I was very fortunate that my birthday, April 20th, landed on travel day from Chamonix, France, to Roma, Italy. This gave the band and I just enough time to explore the extraordinary natural beauty around us.
The Day Before…
On April 19th we played an epic festival show at Musilac Mont-Blanc for 5000 people(opening for OMD) with the backdrop of stunning, gleaming snow-capped alps.
Friday, April 20th…
To my delight, the promoter of the show arranged for us to go up into the alps the morning of my birthday before heading to the Geneva Airport so that we could have a very special view of Mont Blanc. A bit of info about Mont Blanc: it’s is the highest mountain in the Alps and the highest in Europe west of Russia’s Caucasus peaks. It rises 4,808.7 m (15,777 ft) above sea level and is ranked 11th in the world in topographic prominence! (Thank you wiki)
It was going to be tight trip time-wise, as our flight to Rome was mid day, but we could not miss this chance to see such a rare and spectacular view. So we woke up early and headed to the base of the lift with our Aiguille du Midi cable car tickets that would take us in a series of lifts up to 3,777m, with laid-out terraces that offer a 360° view of all the French, Swiss and Italian Alps. Yet another lift from there would get us to the summit terrace at 3,842m, where had a *perfect view of Mont Blanc.
The first lift stopped at Plan De L’Aiguille, Altitude 2,317m. And that was already pretty high!
And after taking in that view, there is one more level of height we can still go…
LE PAS DANS LE VIDE !
Do you dare take a “STEP INTO THE VOID”, onto a 2.50 m glass cage out over a 1000 m precipice?
Why yes, yes we do dare.
I will never forget this adventure that I was so fortunate to have to celebrate my birthday! I mean, what could possibly top Mont Blanc? 😉
Love from your Texas Siren,
10 thoughts on “I got really high on my 4/20 birthday this year.”
Thank you so much for sharing this unforgettable high moment in your life.
I went there too a few years ago…the sensation of have reached summits is undescriptible! Quite the western european top of the world!
So happy for you my dear CB!
You have reached your Everest then!
Thank you Dear Delphine. So we have both been to those snow capped tip tops! How fortunate and blessed we are. Big smiles to you always, Delphine. Thank you for guest starring in my last newsletter xoxox !
Beautiful stories! Happy birthday Chrysta! So cool you were in Greece, my parents country. Xo
Thank you, Sophiah! Athens was truly amazing. I only wish I had more time there. Hopefully next time I will be able to visit for longer. And I hope to get to L.A. where you are again soon too. Ciao Bella! xCBx
What a fun, exciting and beautiful experience to have on your birthday! Thank you for sharing! I’ve always wanted to travel there (seeing and reading about your experience has now placed a fire under my feet to go there)! Happy Birthday Chrysta!
Thank you! It really was a fantastically beautiful way to spend my birthday. Keep that fire stoked and go check it out! xCBx
Amazing trip Chrysta!
I am happy I had the chance to see you again in Mestre last month.
Now recharge the batteries and come back soon! Maybe in Bologna!
Hi Federico! Mestre was a wonderful experience. So happy you were there! I hope to return to Italy again soon. I absolutely love it there. xCBx
Dear Chrysta, such a wonderful place, what a wonderful lady. Though, I would not dare to step into the glass box, no matter how resistant it is, that´s a big no for me. 🙂
Greetings from Montevideo, Uruguay.
Thanks for the note, Alex! It really wasn’t too scary…I just kept kept reminding myself not to look down…!!