In my last post I told you all about fishing and hiking around Lake Louise. It was beautiful. Now I'm going to introduce you to Johnston Canyon and the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel. After the big hike at Lake Louise we (I) wanted something a little flatter (for my knee). Barbara and I bent over … Continue reading SFC Trip to Banff, Part 2
Just when you thought our travels were over, we went off to Banff, the onomatopoeiadic capital of Canada. It's the sound an exclamation mark should make. It's also one of the most beautiful places in the world. The trip got all planned when I was on a Skype call with my friend Barbara. As you … Continue reading The Swiss Family Carlson go to Banff!!
Less than 2 months left. 7 weeks and 1 days. I still feel I am in the middle of the river Denial. But the boat I am on is quickly heading towards the shoreline. In 50 days. Switzerland has been magical. Last week I went with friends to France just to sample cheese. My favorite … Continue reading Moving back, an update
Skiing. It's the one thing that everyone says we should do. Followed by "It's the Alps, for God's sake!" So, even though we come from the flat lands of the Midwest and have gone downhill skiing a combined total of 3 times in our entire lives, Mark and I did it. We went skiing. IN … Continue reading The Swiss Family Carlson Hurl Themselves Down a Mountain – Part 1
I've been trying to write this post for almost 2 weeks now. It's been hard. I don't know why, but I slip into a navel-gazing monologue of maudlin philosophy. It's boring for me, too. So, this is what I've got on reflecting about our last 4 months in Switzerland. Time is ticking. Only 4 months … Continue reading 4 Months Left
I wasn't much of a writer in high school. I did my English essays adequately. I daydreamed out stories in my head. And it is true that my senior year Chem grade was saved by my essay on Louis Pasteur. But I was going to be a veterinarian so I didn't really focus to much … Continue reading NaNoWriMo
A guest post from Mark! For Mother's Day I requested the gift of .... a weekend alone. I just wanted time to myself and weekend where I could have some peace and quiet and time for myself. As part of my gift, Mark took the boys on an overnight adventure to see the more military … Continue reading The SFC Men Go Military
Well, we are a week into summer vacation here in the SFC household. As you may remember I posted about the Summer Screen Rules here and I thought I'd give an update. It's actually working!!! Firstly, it helps that E is goal driven and the rules are clear. If this is what it takes to … Continue reading An update on the Summer Screen Rules
It seems incredible that summer break if finally here. It was a long time in coming here in Switzerland. We only get an 8 week break, but I'm sure it will seem adequate by the time school starts at the end of August. To help the time pass we spent a long weekend in Zermatt. … Continue reading The Swiss Family Carlson Climb the Matterhorn!
Book-ending our day trip to Liechtenstein was a casual tour of St. Gallen. The longer we are here the more we love exploring the small towns of Switzerland. Each town has its own flavor and feel. Each town and hamlet specializes in different architecture, music, foods, wines, and cheeses. (Cheese is more than just a … Continue reading The Swiss Family Carlson goes to St. Gallen!