Official wrap up #2

I have some photos that just never fit into any daily post so I thought I would put them up. These are just on my desk top, still and I’m ready to move on. First, the door to our Florence … Continue reading →

The Official Wrap Up #1

Well, we’ve been home a few days now and I’m ready to think about the trip as a whole. Coming home went very smoothly. We were ready early to check out of the Marriott and made our 10 minute walk … Continue reading →

Discovering Zurich

We woke to light rain. Hung out in the lobby for a while, had some coffee and talked to concierge Markus about our day. We headed across the bridge (we are starting to feel more at home in this off-the-beaten-path … Continue reading →

The Last Leg

All packed up, we made the easy walk to the train station and got our tickets for Zurich HB. We bought a couple of rolls to eat on the train. People were very helpful to us except for one guy … Continue reading →

Lovely Lucerne and the Lion

We awoke to a beauty of a day–clear, sunny skies and a real cool breeze. After our make-shift breakfast in the room we walked to the Lion Monument. Carved into the side of a cliff, just a few blocks outside … Continue reading →

Rainy Day–Lucerne

We woke up to rain. No big deal. We had our in-room coffee and some fruit and yogurt we’d bought and decided to go over to the art gallery in the KKL, a big modern conference center next to the … Continue reading →


We made coffee in the room in a single cup Nespresso machine with little pods. It was surprisingly decent. Restaurant prices here are outrageous. A buffet breakfast in this hotel costs 30 CHF which is about $35–each! The day looked … Continue reading →

Travel day

I feel like the song “Here There and Everywhere” with all of the travel. We started with the new snow on the mountains, leaving Bormio (with a care package waiting for us near the desk) at around 6:30. We drove … Continue reading →

Socked in

I rained ALL DAY. Here’s was our view from the balcony: IN the afternoon, around 4:00 we thought it had stopped and got ready to go out but before we had our shoes on it started again. We went anyway–walked … Continue reading →

Bormio: “The weather is unpredictable”

After breakfast we went to the desk for a suggestion for a walk. Federica gave us some options but the predictions were for rain starting in the late morning. Because I didn’t want to go far and be caught on … Continue reading →