I know the main reason most of you visit this blog is for quilty/fabric/sewing inspiration, not travelouges. So bear with me today. I thought I would share a few pictures from our trip to Switzerland last week. I think Switzerland is pretty easy on the eyes, so I figured there might be a few who wouldn't mind sitting through some trip pictures. There's still a little stitching involved as well.
The real reason (excuse) for our trip was that my husband was invited to come consult and train employees at a company conference in Geneva, Switzerland. Since his trip was paid for, we figured it was an opportunity not to be missed, so we scraped together a plane ticket for me to tag along. (I know. I'm such a good sport to not make him go alone.) Neither of us had ever been to Geneva before. While my husband was in his meetings, I kept myself thoroughly entertained exploring the old city.
Here's a sampling of some of the shop windows I passed. Lots of chocolatiers and specialized patisseries (pastry shops) as well as antique, book and children's shops. Also some incredible scherenschnitte (intricate paper cutting).
Mont Blanc. We were so happy the skies were clear so that we finally got to see the spectacular alpine views. The tram ride was exciting (if not a little stomach lurching at moments) and the views from the top were incredible. There was a way-station carved out of and built in the rock of the mountain. It felt like being inside the Matterhorn ride at Disneyland, only it was the real thing! And no, that's not us doing the mountain climbing in the picture on the right.
I have a few more pictures to share from Paris, but there's enough that I'll save the traveloguing for another post. I still can't believe we were actually there. Now that we're back in the normal routine it all seams like a dream. I feel so lucky (and a little spoiled) to have been able to go, but I've learned from missed chances in the past, to grab opportunities when they come, because you never know when they'll come again!