Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Bibliocartes, Edelweiss, and Switzerland

So I know all of you have been waiting anxiously on the edge of your seats since my last post.. of course some of you probably fell off since it took so long. For that I'm sorry. The last couple weeks have been quite crazy with traveling on the weekends and cramming school into shorter weeks.

I'll catch you up with some of my favorite photos and stories from the last couple weeks :)

JoAnna really excited about her new library card for Mediatheque Jean Falala :) We were the first to get them.. with a little convincing since we didn't technically have everything we needed to get them.

Carina and Jennifer took a bit of time on our train to Lyon to get some shuteye... we've been on a lot more trains since!

Some Highlights from Lyon, France:

We walked up the hill to see the Basilica and also these older Roman ruins of an amphitheater. Madame Love sang for us and then Anna Schaffer and I joined in with some Sound of Music classics :) We all ended the impromptu show with Edelweiss.

After our performance together we went to the square and split off into groups to explore. John, Jennifer and I enjoyed a few local dishes at a cafe and then relaxed next to the water :)

The next set of trains took us here :) Interlaken, Switzerland! I skied for the first time here, and I witnessed a girl getting a concussion and having to be flown to a nearby hospital... so I ended up not skiing too much since that took up a big portion of our time on the mountain, but it made it an experience to be remembered. This picture was taken from the top of a hotel where a few of us drank some delicious hot chocolate the night we arrived.

This is le jet d'eau in Geneva, Switzerland. Geneva was much harder to navigate than the last two explorations, but I was able to visit the museum and see some of the paintings that were on display including one by Picasso. I also experienced the atmosphere of an awesome cafe in old Geneva called La Clemence. Probably my favorite part of this weekend was when JoAnna and I stayed with a french speaking couple.. who didn't know english at all :) Their house was lovely and the husband had a good collection of photos he shared with us while we waited for dinner. They also had a dog, that was huge, but very nice and gentille named Lilly.


  1. I think it is awesome that you got a library card :) I hope you are really enjoying your stay. I have enjoyed seeing all your pictures. Have a great week, love ya, lots, Tell Allison and Tabitha Hi from Remmel :)

    take care, Amber

  2. Oh that reminds me of my roommates and I begging for our library cards the instant we had our lease in hand. :) You should check out our Tennessee blog, we had an exciting weekend. BTW, Thursday is the day!!!! Love you!

  3. Your Mom just sent me your blog so I can see it now......
    Glad you are having so many side trips and seeing much of area....
    Your photos are great. Love,Grandmma