Things I now know…
I didn’t pack nearly enough dresses or skirts, probably because I don’t own or typically wear said clothing. But this is the essential uniform while riding one’s bike jauntily through town. Our bikes should arrive this week and I can’t wait to fully blend in as locals! The vastness of the bike racks here, especially around the train station is astounding, even offering double decker parking should things get too full which they appear to always be.
Scooters are a perfect alternate for adult transportation. Not the motorized kind, although they are everywhere, but rather the push kind, with a handlebar and riding platform. Didn’t pack those either, darn it. Even saw a skateboard riding mom pushing a double stroller. These people know how to get around!
We spent yesterday navigating the trains in and around Winterthur. IKEA is as popular a destination as ever for a quick, cheap, yummy lunch. Drinking beer, or in my case a delicious lemon raddler, while riding the train feels so civilized. And no one here gives you the stink-eye when allowing your children to have the first sip.
The view here is spectacular in every direction, can’t wait to see more today. We head to Zurich for a party on the lake to watch the big football match. Seems we’re still welcome despite our Canadian boy knocking the beloved Swiss from the tennis.
More photos below from our exploring on Day 2. Have yet to figure out how to quickly/easily post to this site and I really didn’t come here to be glued to the iPad!