Jenny, Ty and the boys finally arrived Wednesday afternoon. Keith, the kids, and I took a one and a half hour train ride to Zurich, waited for the exhausted travelers, got back on the train with two very tired kids, 6 suitcases, a big stroller, and what seemed to be a ton of other stuff. From the train station we had to walk with all the stuff to the tram stop, take an 11 minute tram ride, then walk 6 minutes to our flat. Then up five flight of stairs with no lift. By the time we got home I was exhausted, and I wasn't the one who had been traveling with two small kids across the world. Poor Jen and Ty.
Thursday, after Jen was up with James all night, we went to the bear pits, took a funicular to the top of the Gurten where we played and had lunch, toured downtown Bern, went on a tour of Einstein's house, and took a bike ride (without the kids) along the Aare River and out to the Muribad pool. After dinner we took the tram back into town to listen to street musicians and have ice cream. Needless to say, everyone was completely exhausted by the end of the day, so when James pretty much screamed from 10:00pm - 2:00am, it was not good. My poor neighbors must want to kill me, my poor husband had to go to work today, poor Jen and Ty are headed to Lausanne, and poor me is baby-sitting all day.
And this is only day two.