We cruised south via TrenItalia from Rome to Naples, and were greeted by the driver we had hired to drive us to the Amalfi Coast. I’m very glad we hired a driver and didn’t try this ourselves. The drive made every one of us nauseous. But it was WELL worth it. Arriving in Positano … Continue reading Our Fall Break: An Italian Adventure! (Part 2: Positano and the Amalfi Coast)
We woke up the next morning and headed out of Germany and into France. France! Sophie was so excited! This was the country she had been waiting to see. And it was gorgeous. We visited the Alsace region of France, which is rich in political history, having changed hands between Germany and France over time.… Continue reading A road trip through Germany and France (Part 2)
We decided we wanted to try Europa Park, which is a cool amusement park in Rust, Germany. A road trip was in order, so we dropped Penny off at Astrid’s (her dog sitter) set off in the car on Saturday morning. Getting to Rust took us through the Black Forest, which was absolutely beautiful. Our… Continue reading A road trip through Germany and France (Part 1)
In Switzerland, the kids get a Fall Break. Our kids were off for 2 1/2 weeks in October, so we decided it was the perfect opportunity to see Italy. I found a great deal on flights in and out of Rome (around 50 franc each, round trip!), so it was an easy decision. We started our… Continue reading Our Fall Break – An Italian adventure! (Part 1: ROMA)
Today was UN Day at school. It was a celebration of all of the countries represented at ISSH. I believe there are 42! I had the pleasure of being a “flight attendant,” which meant that I got to take groups of students from country to country (classroom to classroom) throughout the day on their “flight”… Continue reading UN Day at School
Sophie left on Monday on the train to go with grade 6 and grade 7 from ISSH on a school trip to Scoul, Switzerland. She was very excited to go, but also very nervous. It was her first long train ride without us, and her first long trip away from home without mom and dad.… Continue reading Sophie’s trip to Scoul
My parents arrived a few weeks after we got settled into our new home. I arrived at Zurich airport, and immediately found my dad, pacing in a circle around the Starbucks, pushing a luggage cart. I wondered how many laps he had made since landing. That’s my dad! It was so great to have them… Continue reading Our first visitors!
While my mom was here, she wanted to take a trip to stay in the Alps. When in Switzerland, right? Grindelwald had long been on my “must see” list, so we figured now was as good a time as ever. We loaded up our hiking boots and got in the car for the beautiful drive… Continue reading A hiking weekend in Grindelwald