Vacation Update: Switzerland

Hello from the Swiss Alps!


This rainbow appeared Friday afternoon

After three days in the Valais, we will be saying goodbye to Brody’s dad and stepmom tomorrow morning and flying from Geneva to Dubrovnik. We’ve had an awesome time, and we’re sad to leave already. Brody has been taking lots of pictures, so once we get back to the States, I’ll do a few posts using those images (food and mountain porn). But for now, here’s a brief overview of our visit.

-drove from Geneva and sat around in the late afternoon
-ate “Swiss Grill” which is a smorgasbord of meats (various sausages, lamb, and pork)
-drank good red wine

-woke up around 8am and read on the patio
-went hiking up the mountain and had a picnic lunch
-drove to a mountain village where we had a drink, shopped, and drooled all over a bakery
-Bridget and I both “shut ‘er down” (napped) for an hour and a half
-ate veal, pasta, salad, and tartes (and I had my first French macaroon!)
-played euchre and drank wine in the Cave (a wine and drinking cellar in the basement) until 2:30am…oops

-slept until 11am (combination of late night, wine, and jet lag)
-drove to Montreux, which is on Lake Geneva, to check out the Montreux Jazz Festival
-walked to the Chateau Chillon and toured the castle
-ate roasted chicken, salad, raclette, and apricot sorbet with raspberries

There is so much I have left out, but like I said before, the pictures will tell a better story. I have no clue if I will have access to Internet or time to post from Croatia, so if I don’t check in, assume I am on a sailboat in the Adriatic Sea. Sounds incredible, I know. I can’t wait to see Croatia!