In July we joined Big Art (Arthur's Father), and Marji (Arthur's wicked stepmother) for a delightful trip to Switzerland with all of their children, spouses, and grandchildren. We based ourselves in Meiringen, a delightful village south of Luzern. Over the next days and weeks I will share my journal, photographs, and other goodies from our trip.

Day 20 - 1 August - Wednesday

This will be a long, long day. We get up at 6:00, prepare and have a light breakfast (cheese, salumi, and tomato) the leavings of the refrigerator. We're on the road by 7:05. The drive as far as Lüzern is uneventful, but around Zürich it is just crazy, although no time is really lost. The Swiss are definitely good about many things. Highway signage is not one of them.

We turn in the car, minus some gas, and then they claim there's some damage. It's a bunch of bullshit ­ next time phone photo the car before taking it out.

We have a little coffee and apfelkuchen, where we meet a young couple from Chicago who have been in Rome. Pleasant.

Security, passport control, and gate E19 via train. The flight is overbooked, and I always think that this does not bode well. Our names are called, and the good fairy gives us an upgrade to business class. Deo gratias.

So we sleep and eat, and remember with great delight the days we've spent with family in Switzerland.







Thanks, Art and Marji, for a wonderful and refreshing vacation!

MTH 10/03/07
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