Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Dad's Vacation Week

How lucky am I? 35 weeks pregnant and had my husband home all week! While not only was he a huge help, we had loads of fun.

We did a little training this week which included the bike, golf and potty. Dad is an expert at the bike, so Lukas caught on quick. His golf swing needs a little more practice to be up to par with Grandpa, but we think he might just be a lefty. As for the potty, we are still working on that. We are good with the pee pee, but the other is taking a bit longer.

Sunday was Swiss National Day. We had a picnic and fireworks, just like it was the 4th of July. We saw an amazing display of fireworks in the valley below our house. Everyone does their own fireworks.

We drove up to Oberegg and went on hike. It was an amazing view from the top, the picture does not justify. You could see out over the Bodensee and into Austria and Germany. We saw sheep, cows, horse and rabbits. We also came across some raspberries we couldn't pass up. Lukas rode on Erik's back most of the way up, but walked the whole way down. He might enjoy hiking just as much as Mom.

We took a short drive to Appenzell. It was so close, I couldn't believe we had not been there yet. What a cute little Swiss town, definitely a tourist stop. We came across an ice cream machine that was fascinating. You put in two francs and it makes the cone all by itself. Who needs an ice cream man? The most important part of our journey to Appenzell was to find Erik his beer. He is a big fan of the Appenzell Quollfrisch Naturtrub. We couldn't pass up the cheese and New Zealand rack of lamb either.

We drove down to Lucerne. It was such a beautiful day. We walked around town and went to the markets. Then we stopped to feed the Swans some pretzels.

We went to the beach on Lake Lucerne. The water as chilly, but the sun was nice and warm. WE built a sand castle and took a family pic.

A little fun at the pool.