Sunday, February 25, 2007

Playing host and tour guide

We welcome our first guest from the U.S. My friend Danyelle came from Chicago for a visit last Sunday. We had a wonderful time, roaming around Zurich, and then hitting the rails to see a handful of the great sites in Switzerland. My prayers were answered and we enjoyed beautiful weather the whole week. Danyelle and I discovered that we have similar philosophies about touring: Lots of walking, interspersed with visits to Confiseries, Espresso Bars, Bake Shops, and Tearooms. Lucky only got in on the first few days of touring Zurich, then went off to“camp” – the Tier-pension in nearby Adliswil where he is boarded during our travels. Some of the spots we visited: Einsiedeln, Luzern (where they were celebrating Fasnacht in a big way), Appenzell, Fribourg, and finally the Bernese Oberland. Jesse joined us there and together we traveled up to Muerren, where we got up close and personal with some really impressive mountain peaks. As you can see from the photos below, we saw some awesome scenery and had a lot of fun. Photo at left is of a hearty Swiss dish Roesti - potatoes, chesse and a fried egg on top. ~Susan

Sunday, February 4, 2007

Walk in the woods

Another sunny day in Zurich. We went for a walk on the other mountain in Zurich, Zurichberg. It's on the other side of the lake and very accessible. Lots of people were out walking and running on the trails. On the walk down back to the city we walked through woods in the city very similar to Rock Creek Park.
Photos are below.