Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Guten Morgen? Guten Tag?

I'm still a little confused as to what time of day it is, but I'm certainly not confused about where I am. Back in the flatland where you can see for miles and miles and miles. *Sigh*

We got home from Switzerland on Monday around 5 p.m. to find a delicious dinner of baked chicken, roasted potatoes, FRESH GREEN BEANS!, french bread, and homemade chocolate chip pie waiting for us. I also had fresh milk, fruit, and juice in my fridge and bread on the counter. My dear friend, Amy, and I have a "thing" we do for each other when we know the other person is coming in from a long trip. We bring dinner (well, not always--I'm not as good at it as she is) and a few "essentials" for the next morning so that our friend doesn't have to go to the grocery store as soon as she sets her bags down in the house. Isn't that just the best thing a friend could do?

Anyway, after dinner on Monday we hit the bed so that the girls would be ready for their first day of school on Tuesday morning. Can you believe that? School! Already! I'm not happy, but that's another blog for another day.

Yesterday was a blur, and it was early to bed again last night, but I'm here this morning to report that it is indeed true . . . Switzerland is THE most beautiful place in the world.

I have so much to write about and so many pictures to share, but let me just start with this one.

We arrived in our little village, Adelboden, on a Friday night at midnight due to a missed connection in Paris. Just imagine sixteen people, jetlagged after 30 hours of travel, rolling sixteen suitcases down the street to our hotel. It was quite a sight, let me tell you. We flopped into our beds in the dark, clueless as to our surroundings.

The next morning when I woke up, I crossed the room to our window and opened the curtain to this view. It literally took my breath away. I woke up my husband and said, "You just have to see this!"

I think we just stood there for a few minutes, speechless. We'd never seen anything so beautiful in our lives. It still makes me teary-eyed to think of it. The beauty. Oh my.

I'll write more later and post more pictures, but for now, Guten Morgen!

1 comment:

  1. what a neat thing you and your friend do! and that photo is stunning. Switzerland is definitely on my list of places to see...