Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Swiss you were here

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No, the Werbenmanjensens didn't drop off the face of the planet. We popped over to the Continent for three days with friends in the Helvetic Confederation ....
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the land more commonly known as Switzerland, where the itinerary included wildlife ...
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fondue (and adult beverages that accompany fondue) ...
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a pretty Swiss snowstorm ...
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and snowshoeing (in German, schneeshuhwandern) near Wildhaus.
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I'm a fairly experienced nordic skier, but snowshoeing is new to me--what a blast, and I can't imagine a better place for a first-time snowshoeing trip. Mrs. Werbenmanjensen is uncomfortable with the physical sensation of anything that can slide beneath her feet, but is perfectly at home with snowshoeing, so it's something we can do together in the wintertime--thus, we bought each other snowshoes as presents last year. I foresee more trips to Switzerland in the future.


Anonymous fatslug the impetuous said...

I was in Switzerland once, briefly, 30 years ago. While admittedly I didn't do any skiing or snowshoeing, I still loved it--what a beautiful, civilized country. I would love to go back.

11:29 AM  
Blogger Schmutz said...

Am I envious! We're visiting Eureka Springs AR while you're in Switzerland - it doesn't even begin to compare - except we're traveling with family we don't see often.

12:41 PM  
Blogger oldest kid said...

Mr. OK is convinced you saw the wildlife in a zoo.

2:15 PM  
Blogger Smitty Werbenmanjensen said...

Wow, he noticed the fence. Can't get anything past him.

2:22 PM  
Blogger Middle Kid said...

Wow, that looks beautiful. That's exactly how I like snow -- in pictures!

3:23 PM  
Blogger zeditor said...

Ah, the homeland for some of us Swiss Americans. Glad you had a nice time. I was there in June 1993, when there was not much snow on the ground (except in the north-side shadows in Zermatt) but the place was still gorgeous, friendly, and worth visiting.

11:52 PM  
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