Tick tock…

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Oh, hello everybody!  What time is it?  It’s “time” to go to Switzerland.

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We traveled through Milan for a brief stop in this beautiful train station.

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As you might have guessed, we are now in Zürich, Switzerland.

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I met a really nice Swiss girl, Sydney, on the train to Zug and taught her how to play “Go Fish!”

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Sydney and I drew and played cards for hours!

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We are graciously being hosted by our friends, Andy and Ara.

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Right-Andy, is Swiss Hungarian; and, Left-Ara, is Swiss Armenian

My mom, Ginny, met Andy and Ara through our friend, Pam, who is the percussionist in the San Francisco-based band, “Blame Sally.”  Andy and Ara flew on an overnight flight from Lausanne, Switzerland, to San Francisco, to see Blame Sally perform their first public television special, on KVIE in Sacramento!

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Out to dinner in the “old town” of Zurich

They immediately struck up a friendship, and the rest of us are so glad to finally meet each other.

We went out to dinner together the first night, and then, walked around and enjoyed some night views of Zurich.

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The Limmat River empties into Lake Zurich

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The “Hauptbahnhof” (train station) in Zurich. Boy, am I glad my Mom can speak German!

Since we were so fast-paced in Greece and Italy, it was time to hang out – thank goodness we had Zürich and some pretty slow going and rest time.

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You guessed it – another night we had one of our favorites, a BBQ with Andy and Ara

One of the first things we did hear that might interest you, was go to a church and climb up the tower, to experience a great view of the city, and Lake Zürich.

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Climbing the Clocktower for the View

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St. Peter, Zürich, an 8.7-meter clock, built in 1534, is the biggest church clock face in the world

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Zurich is a beautiful, well-preserved city!

Another day we went to the National Museum of Switzerland.

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As you can imagine, they have a very cool display of their famous winter sports!

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You can guess what these were used for.

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Original snowmaking equipment on left, and yes an old “T-Bar”

It was hot, even in Switzerland, so we also went swimming in Lake Zürich.

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This was a great, fun local experience!

There were two diving boards that were 5 meters high, and there was a platform so high that I almost backed away.

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But I did it!

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There was also a really long slide that turned and twisted and emptied into the lake.  Waiting for my turn, I met two really nice kids from New York.  We had fun playing together.

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Since Switzerland is known for its clocks, we went to a famous Swiss watch store. — OK, not Rolex, not…, But Swatch!

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The one I chose is in the bottom row – can you guess which one?

Swatch stands for Swiss Watch. Andy works for them.

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Watches at the Museum

Ara is a lawyer, and my Mom told me he specializes in corporate immigration.  Check out this nice feature article about him!

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Andy, Ara and I love Despicable Me and the minions, so they invited me to go see the new minions movie!

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My parents went to a great restaurant called, “Drei Stuben.”

While my moms had a date night (The first in four months!), Andy and Ara and I had a great time at the movie, enjoying popcorn and fountains, and of course, the movie.

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Andy and Ara are so nice….

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Andy modeling the apron we got for them in South Africa

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I can’t wait to see them again in Budapest.

I love Switzerland!

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One thought on ““Time” to go to Switzerland!

  1. such an awesome experience for your family… thanks for sharing your adventure through your pictures and stories…. looking forward to more posts.
    Melanie

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