One of the more awesome (meaning both "excellent" and "some to be awed by") things about living in Switzerland is that you can, on a whim, jump onto a train, go north an hour, and be in picturesque areas in either France or Germany. It takes slightly longer to get to Austria, Italy, the Czech … Continue reading Boating the Rhein and Birthdays
As I mentioned last time, Mom had said that one thing she wanted to do was to go to a chocolate factory. Well, she had come to the right country! Switzerland does have the very best chocolate in the entire world. I am partial to Laderach chocolate and buy it for my whole family all … Continue reading Lucy and Ethel take over the Chocolate Factory
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!