In Switzerland they take Sunday’s seriously. At some point on Saturday, preferably early in the day, while near a shop, you need to think about what you might need for Sunday or you’ll be s.o.l.
We are practiced now having three Sunday’s under our belt. We aren’t rookies anymore.
Manolo’s lumberjack duties were on hold during the rain of the past two days. So a clear, sunny day was good news. Except for the Sunday factor which meant that his new chainsaw was off limits. Only hand tools would be allowed. To avoid being responsible for the humiliation of controlling traffic down below, we needed a different plan.
The kids and I took the opportunity for a small hike, up Mount Bre by funicolare and hiking back home. 2 days of reduced walking and sweating have caught up with me. Make no mistake, eating this much cheese, proscuitto, chocolate and wine catches up with a girl. It’s starting to show. I’m not sure 650 stairs is enough to counter it but I also can’t stop eating! Today was a good effort but likely not enough.
The first stop on the hike is the lovely town of Bre. A mix of old cobblestone streets and modern homes.
Off on our hike, we set out to find a good picnic destination.
Back from the hike and a quick stop at our swimming hole, we settled in to enjoy the new view enhanced by our resident lumberjack. The controversy this sort of free wielding tree trimming can cause is quite something. So much to consider. It’s so un-Swiss to simply pick up a tool and start trimming. Playing the Canadian card on this one, Manolo took his chances and the result is fantastic.
With the work of the day complete we set to the important business of relaxing. Thanks to our skilled experience with preparing for a Sunday, we had a good supply of cheese, proscuitto and wine. Tomorrow is a big day when power tools are once again allowed.
All right, so let’s be honest. No one wants to see more posts of our ridiculous vacation style life. This is the stuff that will alienate you and leave you friendless. Real life will catch up with us this week as we return to Winterthur and settle in. Also, keep in mind that while my days are spent minding the kids and creating adventure for them, Manolo is working incredibly hard to earn our keep here.
The hope with all the posts of gorgeousness and spectacular beauty is that you will consider coming to visit. We’ll cover the humble accommodations and be your personal tour guide. If you’ve ever considered coming this way, now is your time! Take advantage of us being here and book a trip.