I Heart Castles, Mountains, and Fennel Wine in Switzerland

I am FINALLY posting some quality (aka not iPhone photos) of our trip. We’re starting with Switzerland.

Brody and I are so fortunate to visit his dad and stepmom every summer. This visit was sadly shorter than normal because of the flight times to Croatia, but we still had lots of fun with them and Bridget and JP.

We ate good food.

Mmmm…Swiss Grill – good thing no one is a vegetarian

We hiked.

Hiking the Swiss Alps

Brody’s dad, Bridget, and I relaxing on a rock where we ate lunch while the boys hike up to the waterfall

Pretty waterfall

We drank wine in the cave (pronounced with an a like avocado).

Check out all that wine! Sorry, but you won’t find any fennel wine* in those racks – JP polished it off.

*The fennel wine comment deserves an explanation. Brody’s dad purchased a whole case of red wine from a local vineyard because he had tried their other wines and enjoyed them. This particular red wine, however, was not good. Someone, maybe JP, decided it tasted like fennel, and the wine was called such from then on. After quite a bit of red wine one night and many games of euchre, we attempted to finish the last bottle or two, but only JP could stand it. He was a trooper; Brody’s dad was very happy when he found out he no longer had nasty fennel wine on his hands.

We visited castles.

We walked for about thirty minutes along Lake Geneva from the Montreux Jazz Festival to this castle

While JP visited (as in looked, not used) the ancient latrines (the holes went right into the water!), the three of us took a break in an open section of the castle.

We took in the incredible landscape.

Can you imagine waking up to this view every day?

For Bridget’s vacation recap of Switzerland, head here. She is WAY funnier than I am and she already has her Croatia posts done. She has a full-time job and I only nanny a few days a week. Me = no excuses.

Have a fantastic Tuesday!

Have you ever been to Switzerland? Where’d you go? What’d you do?



4 thoughts on “I Heart Castles, Mountains, and Fennel Wine in Switzerland

  1. Everytime I tasted the fennel wine my head would snap to the side and I got an awful pain in my jaw. Sort of like the cop in Dumb & Dumber when he drinks the pee in the beer bottle? Oh man that stuff was gross!

    • It is seriously amazing! Unfortunately, it is super extensive still. This year was better than last, and hopefully next year when you go it will be even better. What cities are you thinking of visiting?

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