Sunday, August 29, 2010

Leysin, Switzerland

View from our hotel room


Dad and I up in the mountains

Mark's hockey game!

Beautiful view of Mont Blanc

Riding the cable car up the mountain

View over Aigle in the valley

Lac Leman (Lake Geneva)

Dad in front of the revolving restaurant

Watching the world turn!

This past weekend, we drove up to the Swiss Alps to Leysin, Switzerland. Mark had his first pre-season hockey game there, so we decided to stay the night and show my Dad some of Switzerland's mountain peaks! We checked into our hotel, Le Grand Chalet and enjoyed a beer in the comfy lobby/bar before heading to "la patinoire" for Mark's hockey game.

The next day, we checked out of the hotel and took the cable car up the mountain to check out the views and Kuklos, the revolving restaurant. We lucked out with a cool, but gorgeous day and had great views of the mountains and Lake Geneva. We enjoyed a drink and snack and watched the world spin! The restaurant takes an hour and a half to turn 360 degrees and now runs on solar power. Finally, it was time to head back down the mountain and home to Lausanne.

Friday, August 27, 2010

Dad's Euro Visit!

Checkin' out the pirate ship in Ouchy!

Cruising across Lake Geneva from Lausanne to Evian, France

St. Francois (downtown Lausanne)

Playing Wii billiards at our apartment

Father-daughter time!

My Dad arrived about a week ago for his first visit en Suisse! It has been so fun having him here for some father-daughter time! Mark and I showed him some sights around Lausanne and took him on the ferry over to Evian. Being Chef Dad, I think he has hit up almost every grocery store in town, lol! We have had some fantastic home-cooked meals over the past week! He is staying with us until Tuesday and then he is off to Germany to visit our Berliner family!

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Geneva Festival Fireworks '10

For the second year in a row, Mark and I were in attendance for the fireworks display that is held every year on the closing night of the Geneva Festival. We were wowed once again with this year's show, it's theme being "An Evening at the Circus." Watch the video below for a compilation of videos I took during the display!

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Happy Swiss National Day!

Celebrating the birth of the Swiss confederacy in 1291. Happy 719th Birthday Switzerland!