BC: Switzerland June 15-30 Thank You, Grandma!
FC: OLD FREINDS REUNITED SWITZERLAND 2011 | Dear Friends, I am having a wonderful time here in Switzerland. Great weather and coffee. Good food and friends. Chow.! | Switzerland - 2011
1: these photos were taken in Werni's neighborhood | Our first morning...a lovely walk around the neighborhood. | Makayla introduces us to....SWITZERLAND!!!!
2: The first day there we went for a walk in their neighborhood. These are some pictures. The Swiss eat their big meal of the day at NOON. Anita makes the best open-faced fruit pies; a specialty their, made with hazelnut in it. We did alot of our traveling by train, with a Eurail-pass. It's the only way to go!
4: Dinner at Mai's and Sandro's House
5: Tina, Mai's, Makayla and Megan.
6: We went for a walk in Mai's village and the town yodeler's had just gotten back from a competition. We got to hear them! | The Parade | The children sang first...
7: .....then the adults | In front of Mai's. The inside was very cute.
8: Near Brienz. We should have stopped here! | This was on the train from Interlaken to Lucern
10: ZERMATT, SWITZERLAND...
11: ...A BEAUTIFUL RESORT
12: The Matterhorn - at Zermott, Switzerland
13: The Matterhorn on a clear morning. Gorgeous!
15: We traveled by train, horse carriage, cable car, gondola and OUR FEET!!!
16: We are dressed for the occasion. We love Switzerland!
17: We took the boat from Lucerne and then a cable car up Mt. Pilatus. It's one of the steepest cable cars. It overlooks Lake Lucerne and 16 other lakes on a clear day.
19: FOOD! | AND F R I E N D S
20: We went to Max, my Uncle in Berne, and Heid his wife. They have a very nice house. We ate lunch, Ernst came too. He smoked a lot of cigars. Marianne came after she got off work.
21: Below: The tall girl is Marianne, Max and Heidi's daughter. She is a lawyer. The top right photo is my mom with her two brothers: Max on the left and Werni on the right.
22: APPENZEL | MOUNTAINS, APPENZEL CHEESE, GENUINE SWISS!
23: APPENZELER LAND Oma always gets Granpa's suspenders here.
25: EGNACH A trip down Memory Lane
27: Werni took us sailing across Lake Bodensee to the town of Lindau, Germany. It's the most Southern tip of Germany. It was a perfect, sunny day. It was probably a once, in a lifetime experience.
28: Anita, Lina, Susie, Hans, Megan
30: Two days before we left we went with Anita to visit one of my Mom and Anita's friends from high school; Lina. Her and her husband, Hans, took us up to Chaserrugg, Toggenburg. (absolutely gorgeous!) | Makayla and Megan both got to pick rare, Swiss flowers.. Megan pressed them and brought them home. She was so happy! | This was one of our funnest days. It reminded us of the movie - Sound of Music.. It was a true, Swiss experience. | It was the true Alps. Mom, Anita and Lina spent some great time together visiting. It was fun watching them. Later, we went to Lina's house and she showed us albums of when they all went to school together.
31: From Left to Right: Anita, Lina, Hans and Susie. | After we got home, Megan took one of the flower photos and edited it with Piknic. I thought she did a great job. It looks beautiful. | Megan was just thrilled!