S: Turning 40 in Switzerland
FC: Turning 40 in Switzerland
1: What a way to spend my 40th birthday.. In the Swiss Alps with Greg, Mary Keaton and Annie....my favorite people in the world. Thank You for making it such a special time for me. And Greg, thank you for all the effort you put in for the videos, emails, cards, spa night, flowers, special cake etc. What a perfect way to have friends and family celebrate with me even though they were far away. You truly bless my life every day...What a gift you are from God. I love You!
2: FIRST CLASS TO SWITZERLAND! | As part of my birthday, Greg treated me with first class tickets.!How perfect since the flight was 10hrs. It was so nice to be in a recliner with a blanket and pillow on an overnight flight. The personal video monitors had movies, games and music. Of course the food offered 5 courses and was delicious. That was amazing. | Due to the ice and snow in JC we missed our connecting flight in Atlanta. It was quite a bummer to have to stay overnight in Atlanta, but we made the best of it with shopping and eatting at Houstons.! | Ten hour flight..quite comfortably! | Three hour train ride
3: After landing in Zurich at 8:45am it was time to board the ZUG for a three hour train ride to Grindelwald...it was 2:45am our time but the views were breathtaking.! | SCENIC TRAIN RIDE TO GRINDELWALD | Back to the Bodmi!
5: First day of skiing....wow!
6: During the winter months the cowbells are hung outside the barns. Wow..they were huge! | More Cowbell, Please!
7: How sweet that Greg had flowers delivered and a cake ready for dessert our first night there...What a way to kick off my birthday vacation! Later that week he also rented the spa out for two hours for just us...that was incredible!
10: Sunshine and fresh powder in the Swiss Alps... A wonderful first day of skiing!
12: As part of my birthday adventure, we decided to spend the night in an IGLOO! We rode a train to Gstaad and took a Gondola up to the top of a ski resort!
13: The views were amazing and the igloo.... well just have a peek! We never could have imagined it! | We discovered the girls UGG boots had a cool footprint!
15: STAR WARS | EACH IGLOO ROOM HAD A THEME!
16: DINNER IN JURASSIC PARK | *THE DINING ROOM THEME WAS DINOSAURS AND THEY WERE WRAPPED ABOUND THE ROOM WHILE WE HAD FONDUE! *THE SNOW SEATS HAD LAMBS WOOL LAID OVER IT TO SIT ON. *THE WALLS HAD CARVED OUT AQUARIUM LIKE PICTURES!
17: *WE FOUND OUT THAT THE "SNOW ARTISTS" CAME FROM ITALY AND HOLLAND. *THEY ARE SAND ARTIST IN THE SUMMER BUT BECOME SNOW ARTIST IN THE WINTER. *THEY CHANGE THE THEMES EACH YEAR AT THE "IGLU-DORF" *BEFORE DINNER WE WENT FOR A SNOW SHOE WALK TOO! THIS GOT OUR BLOOD PUMPING FOR THE COLD!
18: GREAT THEMES | LADY AND THE TRAMP | KING KONG | INDIANA JONES
20: SHREK&FIONA | OUR ROOM WAS SHREK! WE LOVED IT! THE SNOW BANK WE SLEPT ON HAD LAMB'S WOOL AND SLEEPING BAGS ON TOP. WE FROZE WHEN IT WAS TIME TO GET IN THEM AT FIRST BUT THEN THEY WARMED UP...HARD TO BELIEVE IN OUR 20 DEGREE IGLOO!
21: ALL BUNDLED UP!
22: Our train ride to Gstaad was gorgeous! From churches, lakes, streams and mountains of course!
23: Lake Thun was beautiful! Especially with the snow capped mountains!
25: BACK TO SKIING IN SHILTORN!
26: It was so cool to see a helicopter take off to the heights and drop off people! Even this little airplane was amazing trying to land on the snow!
27: The skiing was pretty icy but some places had more powder than others. Overall the skiing here was our favorite again!
28: Happy New Year! | SYLVESTER! As they call it was a wonderful night! The five course meal was outstanding and the music was very SWISS!
29: The chef creations were so creative! A swan! | The tradition of "ringing in the new year" in Switzerland is to actually "ring out the old year" with the cow bells! The noise was definitely enough to clear the air! | Swiss music was the entertainment of the night! Lots of accordion music!
32: Ziplining through the Swiss Alps! What an amazing trip down the mountain!
33: Mary Keaton and Annie went together and Greg and I went together!
35: No place like the Swiss Alps!