Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Photos

Mickey's coworker Aaron showed us how to make Mexican food the way his family does it. This was the tastiest and most authentic Mexican meal I've ever had and I never dreamed I'd eat Mexican food this good in Zurich. This picture is much larger than the rest and I now know why. I'll fix this next time.
King's Kurry won't let you forget where you are when you're sipping the best mango lassi in Switzerland.

I can't tell whether I look European or just ridiculous.

Last Saturday, we took two trains and a boat to reach the top of Mt. Rigi, a peak near Lucerne.

Hanging out above the clouds was surreal. I was fascinated by this plant; the half that gets little sun is covered in ice, the other half is bare.

We were kicking ourselves for not bringing our sunglasses. We think we saw the alps, but we were squinting so who knows?

We're lucky that we don't have double chins in this self portrait.
Our new friends Daniel and Sirpa invited us over for a traditional Swiss dinner at their house last weekend. The food was fabulous and the company even better. Here I am sandwiched between two charming Scandanavian girls. Is my Danish heritage coming through in this picture?
We love Daniel and Sirpa's dishes almost as much as we love them.

Mickey's holding a children's alligator game that Daniel and Sirpa have reinvented as the most adorable drinking game ever. Each player takes turns pushing down one of the alligator's teeth. Randomly, the alligator's jaws will snap shut on the fingers of one unlucky player. That player loses (and takes a shot).

We staked out this spot for picnics with Joshica, the A team and Mom and Tom in July. This is a beautiful park near our house with fantastic views.

Some say that Grossmünster was founded by Charlemagne, others dismiss this as legend, but Mickey posed with him in Grossmünster's crypt anyway.

This is the lovely Hannah, a fellow au pair who keeps me sane. We climbed a winding stairway to the top of one of Grossmünster's towers and this was the view from above.

2 comments:

Danielle said...

Hi Alane!! Your pics are great! And you do look oh so euro in your little red number. I miss you! But I'm glad that you're having such fabulous Swiss adventures.

Danielle said...

Hi Alane!! Your pics are great! And you do look oh so euro in your little red number. I miss you! But I'm glad that you're having such fabulous Swiss adventures.