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Today we left Switzerland for the long drive to France and on to Paris. We passed through Burgundy the wine growing region. When we reached Paris we had a meal at Le Procope founded in 1686 and this famous restaurant is where Benjamin Franklin drafted the American Declaration of Independence. Later in the evening we had a river cruise - Paris is the city of ...
Saturday 11th May
This morning we wandered back through the Old Town to Newmarkt to visit the Archives. (Old Town looks quite seedy in the harsh light of day) The archives are housed in a very old restored building, the home of the mayor of Zurich since the 1300’s. There was an interesting display on the ground floor, showing a replica of the old ...
... brewery by the river - which is on my way home - and have a pretzel sandwich (made with those large, soft pretzels) and a glass of wheat beer made 'on site'.
Sept 17 - a short boat ride Lucerne to Weggis - another great Swiss village 45min boat ride walk around town have a coffee and back on the boat - will try to catch the 2.04 train for Zurich.
- glad Swiss train stations still have lockers for suitcases
- that old joke about the ...
... After Hazel had climbed over some cow-gates we visited the old ruins of the Froburg castle. This castle was first built in the 9th century and abandoned some 400 years later. Like for many other castles in the region today only the ruins remain and the pieces .
A one hour decline brought us back to Trimbach where we are relaxing our bones for the next adventure.
... stadt is like a hideaway medival town - really cool buildings with huge wooden doors, fountains, a small church for local monks, and their silent sanctuary, and then down the way, the monk's own local restaurant where they brew their own beer. Olten is just a really unique place that I'm proud to call my family's home. :)
Sadly, we had to leave... and still today, I continually miss Olten.