The elusive but ever present officials of the “City of Luzern Bicycle Parking Ettitque Patrol.” REALLY! These people in orange coats walk all over the city to judge if the bicycles are parked in proper spaces and in perfect alignment. When the bicycles are not lined up just right, then they adjust them “just so” […]
The Castle of Gruyères, in this famous cheese making town. Tucked away in the French speaking hills of Switzerland, between Laussane and Spiez, this medieval town is perched up on a hill overlooking the valley of Gruyères, only accessible by foot, and the castle is the payoff at the very top. Our self guided tour spurred this impromptu photo […]
Afternoon, above, and evening, below! A ride through Kastanienbaum, one of my favorite nooks in our area. This is a new duplex house, published widely, that has a very famous cat living on the right side. The property sits right on the waters edge of the Vierwaldstättersee. I don’t think there are sea turtles living […]
A dinner out on the beach. This was our favorite restaurant, Agapanto flor del Amor. It is the second time we are having dinner on their outdoor terrace. Tonight’s meal came with a bit of entertainment, also. We were enjoying the view when we noticed the ‘local’ scavenger making his way along the waters edge […]
A homemade dinner on the island. This trip, for us, was designed around meeting our friends from Philadelphia who are on Mallorca studying indigenous water systems. Luckily, they took time out of their busy schedules to show us around Valldemossa and bring us back to their rented farmhouse for an amazing home cooked meal. They […]
A leisurely morning. The beach was warm after breakfast but once some clouds started to roll by we decided to take the little chew-choo train into Sóller proper for lunch and a stroll around the quaint, narrow streets. (This image is the view from the open air train, heading into the town.) Not the style […]
This will be our home base for the week! Port de Sóller on the island of Mallorca. Retrieving the rental car and the drive from Palma was easy. After checking into the hotel, we had to re-confirm our itineraries. Yes, we actually did book a trip to, and we are currently in, Spain. It was […]
Using the lake to commute is not a bad way to go. The Vierwaldstättersee has its advantages!
Hochzeit in Luzern!
From start to finish, another good trip to Basel. Such a nice day to be outside but our intended destination was the Basler Papiermühle. The Swiss Museum of Paper, Writing and Printing. So many activities for all ages in this multistory old paper factory. Visitors start by making paper from pulp fibers and vats of […]