Thursday, June 28, 2012

The Garfield's are Here!

This weekend Josh had some baseball games in Thun.  The baseball diamonds are not quite like the ones in the states.  Note the makeshift backstop.

My kids have been so excited to have their cousins come and they finally arrived Monday night.  They got here just in time to have dinner and then walk over to Josh's school for his year-end program.  I can't even begin to describe how peculiar the program was.  I know there is a language barrier but many of the skits did not have talking and they stll made no sense.  Josh was very funny in his parts and the class sang a few songs which were fun. But the entire hour plus I am thinking about when my young children would make up silly nonsense skits and make me sit through them for what seemed like hours.  Lets just say, those skits were better than these.  My sweet sister and her husband (who happens to be Keith's cousin) and their four kids were great sports and said they loved it.  My brother-in-law, Mark, even went back the second night with Keith for a repeat performance.  Now that is devotion.  After the play we all took a walk along the river.

Tuesday, Carson's family all took a long run in the morning right before it started to rain.  As soon as Josh got home from school at noon, we all headed into the city.  We saw the bears, the Munster Cathedral, our favorite toilet that is again very peculiar, and then played on our favorite elevator.  The elevator has no doors and continually moves as you try to step on and off without getting smashed.  We stopped and had pastries and chocolate milk and had a lovely afternoon inspite of the rain.  On our way home we stopped at the Bundesplatz and everyone ran in the fountains.  They were quite the spectacle as Mark and five kids, fully clothed, ran around getting wet.  In the evening we had a delicious raclette dinner and then took a walk to a fun park with a zip line.
Meg, Mark, Gail, Carson, Jake, Emily

Wednesday, Carson and her family met some friends in Interlaken for lunch.  As soon as the kids got home at noon we took the train and met them in Lauterbrunnen.  The weather was perfect and the waterfalls were extra beautiful from the recent rain.  We took the train up to Wengen and while we were there I ran into a friend from Salt Lake that I had taught with at William Penn.  How amazing is that?   It was so fun to see Nicki McDowell and catch up.  We then hiked down the mountain to Lauterbrunnen, walked around Grindlewald, and then headed home.

Today my nieces and nephew are in Zermatt.  Carson and Mark are headed back to the states via Nice, Josh went to the pool after school with some friends, and Kelly has a dance tonight at her school that begins at 9:30pm and ends at midnight.  And it's a school night.  What?


  1. I heart the Garfields!! I am so glad you are having such a good time

  2. Sometime you've got to show me the toilet and elevator-- I've lived here longer than you and don't know about these things!