Monday, May 10, 2010

Our trip to Europe, Part I

I know, I know! I've done a totally terrible job with blogging about the trip Captain America and I took to Europe way back in March! And, I've spent the last two weeks trying to get the formatting of this post to look normal, but I'm being thwarted by blogger. So I'm posting it anyway. Please excuse the mess.
Our friend Kim, hostess extraordinaire in Switzerland, summarized our week there pretty well, so if you want the short version, just read what she has to say, as I apparently can't edit out details. But if you've been reading this blog, you already knew this.
We left San Diego very early in the morning on March 16, to arrive in Zurich very early in the morning on March 17. Thankfully, Kim and her daughter had a play date or something and we were able to sleep for about three hours before our tour of Zurich.

I don't know why this picture is so small, but here we are, all ready to walk down the hill to Zurich.

We stopped in a park overlooking the city, where we saw the obligatory old men playing chess.

We went to the Beyer Museum of watches. The museum was small and nice, but it would have been better if the signs were in English. (Or, I suppose, if I could read Swissgerman.)

We turned down an alley and found a beautiful frozen fountain.

We also went to some lovely churches, the Fraumunster and the Grossmunster. The Grossmunster was founded in the 9th century by Charlemagne, and had a lovely crypt. Yes, I'm weird and creepy like that.
And Kim took us to a Schnapperie! Mmmm....schnapps!

And then it was time to go home. We were tired kids!


  1. Whoa. Was the fountain frozen on purpose, or did they just forget to shut it off? Can't imagine the Swiss "forgetting" things ....

  2. I asked about that, too, and apparently they turn off some of the fountains but not all of them. I guess the running water keeps the pipes from freezing.