The Swiss Family Carlson Hurl Themselves Down a Mountain – Part 2

Last time we threw ourselves down a mountain on sleds. The next day we strapped two sticks to our feet and threw ourselves down a different part of the mountain. We did so well at not dying during the sledding that I felt like perhaps I could also not die while downhill skiing. Our oldest, … Continue reading The Swiss Family Carlson Hurl Themselves Down a Mountain – Part 2

The Swiss Family Carlson has a mission in Porrentruy

So, fresh off our trip to Copenhagen, Mark (who never seems too tired to travel) found us a really interesting Swiss day trip. The city was Porrentruy in the Jara canton. It's on the French side of the country and actually almost touches France. Everyone speaks French there and so my German was absolutely no … Continue reading The Swiss Family Carlson has a mission in Porrentruy

Mountain Adventures with the Ruzicka Grandparents!

My folks, including my afraid-of-heights Dad, actually braved the 8 hour flight from Minneapolis to Basel for a second time. Just to see us! Oh, and probably because I promised Mom loads of chocolate. They were here at Christmas to visit and decided that they should probably also see Switzerland in the summer.  We talked … Continue reading Mountain Adventures with the Ruzicka Grandparents!