19 August 2010
We made a great discovery this week! This website has photos that really capture what it's like:
We'll definitely be going back.
Last Saturday was Street Parade, kind of like a cross between Slope Day and Grassroots festival. Lots of music and LOTS of people enjoying the day.
We walked through the crowds a bit, and though we didn't buy the seemingly traditional brightly colored wigs, we did up the hair and found some cotton candy!
12 August 2010
We originally meant to take an easy hike to break in our new boots, but Annie really wanted to touch snow and so Zoë picked a 4.5 hour steep loop up to Chüebodensee, a small lake, and then back down again.
The trail passed through an alp (on the way home we bought alpkäse made right on that mountain--check the "Cheese Please" page soon for updates), so we had to cross into the fenced area and navigate around the cows.
The top of the trail crossed over this ridge:
05 August 2010
Last Sunday was Swiss National Day, Switzerland's 4th of July (But on August 1st).
Last Sunday we hiked up Uetliberg, which is a hill that overlooks the city. It was beautiful. When we got off at the train station we found this very cool slide made out of rollers. We'd never seen anything like it before:
Then we hiked up a viewing tower, which gives an amazing view of the city:
Here you can see the viewing tower from later on in our hike. There's a giant radio tower next to it. We have a perfect view of these towers from our apartment, so it was fun to see them close up!