Gruezi am Mittenwald...
Trip Start Apr 28, 2007
65Trip End Oct 26, 2007
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Back in Kussnacht am Rigi, James left for his European rail trip on Sunday, and we went walking with Joy around a lake in Luzern where the rowing World Cup was being held. Brian talked to some Kiwis who seemed to have had some good results, including Georgina Evers- Swindell. The twins had won their event but said they were not holidaying for the next few days with the rest of the team; they needed more training - seemed hard to believe.
We needed more training! We hiked and biked to a
Temperatures had really soared in Switzerland and were now often in the 30's until late in the evening. So the Open Air Kino in Zug at night was a great way to see a movie. With a glass of wine in hand, after dinner eaten outside a local Zug Italian restaurant, we saw "Notes on a Scandal" with Cate Blanchett and Judy Dench. A memorable night out.
If it's Friday, it's hiking... and this time Joy and Hilary picked a peak in the neighbouring
We had a great time in Kussnacht with generous hospitality from Joy. We enjoyed wonderful meals with so much fresh produce from the garden. Quite inspiring really. Gary was sadly missed, but we plan to be back after nearly two weeks in France to catch up with him then.
Impressions of Switzerland:
Red geraniums in window boxes; mind-blowingly neat wood piles; hanky sized and impeccably neat farms; Swiss farmers cutting and raking hay by hand; up and down dale on an alpine scale; and an understanding of the where and why of the Sound of Music; oh and of course the gnomes.