My twin graduated from SDSU on May 22, 2011! I went home for a very quick trip to watch her graduate and celebrate! Although I was only home for 3 days, I wouldn't have missed it for the world! Congrats sister!
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
In mid-May, Mark and I joined a group of friends in the lake-side town of Stresa, Italy. Thanks to our friends, Kate and Kyle for the invitation to join them there, we had a great group of 9 hanging out together in Italy!
We arrived around 9:30 in the evening on Friday night, taking the train from Lausanne to Stresa after work. On the direct train, it is only a 2 hour 2o minute ride. Most of us were on the night train, but Kate, Maud and Kyle's sister Erin (who was visiting from the States), drove out early on Friday and made us a reservation for dinner Ristorante Il Vicoletto at 10:00 pm. We lucked out that the restaurant agreed to stay open for us, as they usually close at 10! Having the whole restaurant to ourselves was fantastic and our table of 9 felt VIP as we took over the place! It was a fantastic dinner and the whole group was very sweet to sing me a belated "Happy Birthday" as I had just celebrated my birthday the day before our arrival. After a fantastic meal and some good wine, Mark and I headed back to the hotel, looking forward to some sight-seeing the next day.
Wednesday, May 4, 2011
Mark's friend Candy came to visit us at the end of April. She was our first visitor of 2011 and we had fun showing her around our area of Switzerland. After showing her around Lausanne's old town and Saturday farmer's market, we took her to Le Deck for lunch. Le Deck is situated in Chexbres, about 15 minutes by train from Lausanne amongst the Lavaux vineyards. On a beautiful day (which we lucked out on!), it offers a beautiful view over the vineyards and Lac Leman (Lake Geneva). I recommend it to those of you in the area to check out!