Yesterday Jill bought some parakeet seed at the Co-Op, and by today the sparrows found, and devoured it on the balcony.
Today we took a “vacation from our vacation” as Rick Steves would say. Got up, lolled around the house, Kristen played with her dolls and watched a video (Barbie Rapunzel). Just took it easy.
Went into town for lunch at “Au Montagnard”. Great interior – kind of like 200-year-old chalet meets TGI Friday’s, if you can imagine that. All sorts of old Swiss stuff on the walls – I liked the old wooden skis with the homemade wood branch ski poles. Jill liked the detailed mural of Swiss cows, Kristen liked the cowbell display.
Miss K had ham and excellent frites, Dave & Jill had a very nice fondue – very creamy and light, almost like it had been whipped. Tasty, and no room for dessert, except for Kristen. With 2 glasses of wine 78 CHF. Three tables were occupied, including the owner / chef’s family, whose kid was calling him from upstairs.
Went across the street to a very nice playground, with modern equipment and a sliding cable car type device that Kristen went on about 100 times. After checking out the rest of the amusements, we went to the municipal pool across the “highway”.
The pool was huge, maybe twice the size of the South Shore Swimming Club. Again, many features to delight any attorney, including slide and diving board.
They had a snack bar, changing areas, terrasse, benches, lap lane, kiddie area, toys, etc. What they didn’t have much of was sun, which is why we just about had the place to ourselves. Kristen and I went in for a while; Kristen just about had frostbite when she came out. About 16 CHF for 3.
Back into town for more groceries, including some raspberries and huge blackberries, plus home-smoked bacon I’m really looking forward to. Mailed a few postcards (over 7 CHF to airmail 4, yikes), then drove up above our chalet, where there are a couple of farms and more views.
The sparrows are yelling at me to go back inside to they get some more seed. We have salad, bread, cheese and berries instead – right after I finish this Absinthe!
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