Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Things I Loved About My Trip To Switzerland

We had a really, really great trip to Zermatt for the holidays. Now that we are back home and readjusting to our normal life (with cranky, jet-lagged little travellers), I have had a some time to process the whole experience, check out the photos, and choose my trip highlights . . .

Croissants. Lots of them. Every day. I actually got to the point where I would pat myself on the back when I limited myself to only one for breakfast. On the last day of the trip, our little foursome ate a total of eleven croissants at the continental breakfast in our hotel. Shameless.

The Setting. Our first Christmas tree with a view of the Matterhorn.

First Ski. I am a lame skier. . . . but she isn't.

Apres Ski. Unfortunately, my skiing is not so great, but I grew very fond of my post-ski hot chocolate. Is there such a thing as hot chocolate withdrawal? I have been feeling shaky around 3:30 p.m. without one.

French/Italian/German Mish-Mash. As a poorly-behaved American who travels to other countries and speaks English to everyone, I enjoyed the fact that Switzerland provides the perfect opportunity to showcase my poor foreign language skills. A little high school French here. A little lapsed Italian there. And finish it all off with a "Danke."

Rosti. Potatoes taken to a higher level. I still feel full.

Live Entertainment. After dinner most nights, Ellie gave very entertaining, interpretive dance performances of "The Nutcracker."
Riding Ski Lift with Handsome Husband. Blustery . . . but also a somewhat romantic opportunity for five minutes of alone time.
Fun in the Snow. Sledding with our happy children.
A good time had by all.


Sam said...

I am so happy that you and the family had an awesome time in Switzerland! I'm so proud of Ellie's skiing ability and think all of us should go on a ski trip together later in life. I think it would be a blast.

Glad your back! I look forward to hearing all about it.

Molly said...

Looks like your trip was wonderful! Ellie looks like a natural on ski's! Talk to you soon!

Bethany said...

An excellent recap! You should give yourself more credit with your own skiing abilities though! Glad you are all back safe and sound- I don't know about you all, but I have been enjoying a new program of falling asleep around 9:30 each night! Talk to you soon!