After the heat of our first days we were happy to have a cool, rainy day in the forecast. In retrospect, a bit more sun and warmth would have been good for our day of exploring in Zurich. Despite being mocked by my family for packing an umbrella in our shipped goods, having an umbrella was very essential today. Alas, the shipped boxes have yet to be released here so the essential umbrella is just out of our grasp.
Regardless of our soggy state and my increasingly frizzy hair, we enjoyed Zurich immensely. Like so much of this journey so far, the beauty around every corner is astounding. Today’s foray to the big city was for the purpose of getting the kids’ passports finalized.
With the business complete we set about exploring by foot heading towards the main train station as a good place to start.
The highlights of the day for the kids were buying their own collector Swiss Army knives, exploring a Swatch store and finding the biggest toy store ever, complete with a slide to get between floors. I on the other hand could have happily meandered through the winding cobblestone streets sans-children all day.
Here’s a few more images from today. Likely it all would be far prettier under a clear blue sky but it still managed to blow me away.
After an adventurous journey home with not one but two wrong busses I succeeded in finally tracking down the elusive but oh-so important garbage bag! Oh, and the can of wine on the train leaving Zurich was pretty fabulous too.
Tomorrow we continue to negotiate the release of our shipped goods. Oh to be reunited with our bikes again! And I hope to negotiate with my hair in an attempt to tame the frizzy halo I’m sporting. So not the Euro-coiffed look I was aiming for.