Monday, December 21, 2009

Quiet House

Just got back from the airport, dropping off my brother and family for their long trek back to Kansas. I was never one to get sentimental when people would come to visit, but either I am just getting wimpy in my old age or living half way across the world brings out the sap inside of me.

The last 12 days have been some of the best so far over here. With my 3-year old nephew being here we got to do some cool kid stuff around Switzerland. I wanted to give you a quick rundown of whats been keeping us busy this last week or so. Lots of ideas for any of you expats with family coming to visit over the holidays. Detailed blog posts will be coming over the next couple of days until our next guest arrives on Friday.

Day 1: Adjust to time change. Buy Snow 'N Rail passes.
Day 2: Zoological Museum.

Day 3: Luzern day trip. Rösti lunch. Verkehrshaus (Transportation) Museum and IMAX Theater.
Day 4: Google tour. Dance Dance Revolution, Guitar Hero, and Fussball tournament. Fondue in Kusnacht.
Day 5: Zurich zoo and the penguin parade.

Day 6: Ice skating at Heuried Ice Complex.
Day 7: Hausfrau day. Stroll through Old Town. Traditional Swiss dinner at Zeughauskeller.

Day 8 and 9: Zermatt ski trip.
Day 10: Recovery.
Day 11: Uetliberg.
Day 12: Pack bags and head to the Flughafen.

Are you as exhausted as I am just from reading this list as I am from doing all these things? Along with all of these adventures there were enough train, tram, and bus rides to keep Drew happy until his next trip to Zurich...hopefully.

Take a look at some of Dave's, Josh's, and my pictures from this week. More to always!


  1. So it was the Twelve Days of Rosenthal!

  2. Hi! I'm moving to Switzerland in 7 (count them--7) days, and I've really enoyed reading through your blog and getting a feel for what it'll be like and for great ideas like these of what to see and do. I have 4 kids, so this list is great! Thanks!

  3. Are you freaking out yet or still floating on cloud 9? I wanted to pass along another great blog to check out when it comes to kid activities in der Schweiz ( Good luck with the move!


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