On our one, full day in Switzerland, we decided to walk the Wanderweg (wander way) around Frauenkappelen. Aunt Lizzy and Uncle Walter's Breitacker happens to fall right on the trail. Their driveway, in fact, is part of the trail!
Ian had a very poor night of sleep, due to a cough, and so none of our immediate family slept well. When he got up at 5:30 AM (yeesh), so did I. We went out and explored the front yard and gazed at the beautiful sunrise over the Alps. When the rest of the group woke up, they asked if I'd seen the cows milked and had a sample. Well, shucks. Missed that memo!
Good morning, Switzerland!
Soon Annie was up and outside with us. It was quite chilly!!
This was taken by Jim at about the time I learned about the cows.
And I ran inside for the good camera:
Then we ate a delicious breakfast of scrambled eggs (Christoph makes everything taste way better than usual), meats, rolls, cheese, and spreads. And headed out for our walk.
These are all from along the wanderweg around Frauenkappelen, starting in Illiswill, which is where our little rental was. If a photo is too small, I believe you can click on them to make them bigger.
|This little structure on the left is an insect house. |
It's really fascinating and these were sighted in both Germany and Switzerland.
|Two of my favorite kiddos.|
|Love these ladies.|
It was appropriate to find one at a place he loved and held so dear to his heart.
After lunch we walked by Aunt Lizzy's house, which, as I said before, is right on the wanderweg.
The walk down Aunt Lizzy's lane has more cows. Ian was in heaven.
The leads to the lake. We decided to take off our shoes and wade into the water. Annie's return out of the water in the far right picture shows just how COLD that water is!!! All of us stayed in only for a few seconds or minutes, before returning back to the shore. Brr!
Back across the lake...
|Exhausted completely content.|
It was a beautiful morning and afternoon.
Next up, an evening with the Swiss family! It's coming. Sorry, family!!