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Friday, August 14, 2015

Switzerland


This is a long story.
      Our visit to Switzerland was especially meaningful because we were able to spend time with my cousin...actually, first cousin to my father.


( would love to know if there are any photos that you especially like )


This is their home   ...the terrace...you can see the reflection of Lake Zurich on the windows.


Anne's Grand Piano.




Small but so efficient
and my new favorite coffee maker 





View from the terrace




Anne's delicious dinner 


Anne did not know that this is one of   Darrell's favorites 

and this is one of mine 



Sweet cake 

Perfect 










This is how you buy them at the market 

View by night 









Now you have seen some of the amazing  decorations 








Next we head into the town of Zurich


























glasses for all shoppers 









             We found a great place to stop for lunch



















Good shopper !












No photos inside
but below are flags of the
three windows in the Church 















A great name 













Musical instrument with a name
do you know it? 


Very simple, very delicious 





Learning the game of Sudoku 


Heading up the mountain 














Got as far as he could before $$ required 










Gerhard






First stop  


a wood project for someone 


Four of us ....and some coffee 











Felsenegg is our destination 










He is going uphill

Enough wood !


















Not sure if it is my camera, or if there really was a " mist" in the air. I don't remember, because I was having such a great time hiking up to our  Celebration Fondue  




Have any idea what this is?


Formerly a restaurant 




Even in the mountains there is a deere




And this is the place where we had reservations for fondue


But first a stop downstairs 



Now  it is time for  our Fondue celebration lunch 

The setting under the tree 


Under the table









The table with a view
and the party can begin 
















check the elevation  












































The ride back

Don't look down 



First Happy Birthday
then America the Beautiful 



Who is the tallest?  

A special treat in honor of National Swiss Day 













The city is celebrating with food,  music and various vendors



































an evening swim
really, there are two swimmers 


Really, there are two observers 














This is how they recycle in Zurich 



One for paper, one for plastic and one for hmmm.

They yodeled in honor of the American guests
US 









Our final dinner. It is called Raclette  











My cousin Anne and me






and this is Anne and Gerhard who made our visit in Zurich so memorable