Monday, October 8, 2012

Double rainbow


There is a tulip festival in Morges, Switzerland every spring.  Sadly, when I went the tulips were seriously past their prime (more on that later).  But Jim visited right at the peak and here are some of the photos he took.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

The lovely sound of English

Towards the end of April Jim and I got the closest to America with out crossing the Atlantic that we had been all year.  And I got to cross another country off my list.  

It's London!

I was pretty excited to see London for the first time, and after a few months hearing non-stop French, I was REALLY excited to hear English.  I can't explain the joy.  Being able to read a menu completely, order anything, get a haircut without being scared of the outcome, eat, and eat and eat.  Not to mention we were seeing some friends from the US during the weekend and spending time at the incredible Queen's Club.

view of Gloucester Road from our apartment

the lawn at Queen's club


Jim playing real tennis

drinks and desserts from Tom's Kitchen

Monday, October 1, 2012

UFRT Day 5 : Paris to Geneva

Woah the posts for this road trip have been going on for 2 months! Eeek!  

Let me finally finish this one off....

Day 5 of our France Road-trip was spent walking around Paris for a few hours.  About a year before moving to Geneva I visited Paris when Jim went for work, but am always up for more trips to Paris and discovering new things. Since we only had a few hours we had breakfast, stopped by Notre Damn (still have yet to go inside), cruised by the Louvre and picked up some of the most amazing hot chocolate ever.  Then it was time to hit the road for the 5 hour drive back to Geneva.  And since I drove 90% of the pics :(

C'est tout!

Thursday, September 13, 2012

UFRT Day 4 : Normandy to Versailles to Paris

Day 4 was Easter, and after breakfast it was time to leave Normandy.  On the way out we stopped at the American Cemetery and Memorial

After a few hours of driving we arrived at Versailles.  This could have been the worst traveling mistake ever made as the ticket girl informed us the wait to see the palace was around 2 hours.  She also mentioned Easter was the busiest day of the whole year, doh!  Thankfully after strolling the gardens for an hour we waited 20 min in line for the palace but it was crowded.

After leaving in Versailles we drove into Paris for the night.  This was an add on stop from the original plan, but I didn't mind.  Stopping in Paris is always fun!