To Switzerland we go!!
|At the airport and playing in the space ship exhibit.|
Ready for our 2am flight.
First stop Zurich.
Wonderful to be back in our "old stomping grounds" and to finally see Family Lemilla after a long 2+ years. Nothing like being back together with such good friends. Since we had last lived in Zurich together (2001 - 2006), we had moved to Hong Kong and Singapore and they had been in Shanghai and Columbus, Ohio. Now that they are living back in ZH, we know we will see them every year. Heart warming. This was the perfect reminder to us that the friends we make in our nomad life become life long friends....who are an extension of our family. Here's to good friends!
|The 3 Amigos back together again - Elsa, Ella & Stella|
|Stella & Lexi making hot coco|
|Mandi came by for breakfast - Yola is her youngest of three now!|
We finally arrive to one of our favorite holiday destinations in Switzerland which is about 1800 meters above sea level.....the holiday resort village of Arosa! We were welcomed with lots of snow but moderate temps so the cold was not too bad. Nothing like fresh mountain air!
|Lexi's first day of ski school|
|Definitely enjoyed playing in the snow more than skiing!|
|Lexi only went to ski school for the morning so after lunch we would enjoy a walk around the lake to visit the ducks.|
|Back in his favorite playground.....|
|Ella in the gondola - she could not get enough of the slopes!|
|Yes, still wearing the same ski outfit since the 90s....really need an upgrade.|
|So few children as we were there there the week before Christmas. |
This is a group photo of a few combined classes.
|Post race glory!|
|Opa and his grandkids|
|Another bonus of winter visits is a walk with the penguins in the Basel Zoo!|
|Lexi was amazed and finally understood what her ski instructor meant when she was asked to "walk like a penguin".|
A wonderful day in Basel City
|Crossing the Rhein River by ferry boat.|
Tante Elvira, Tami, Papi & Basti
|Watching the world go by.....|
|Walking through "Klein Basel"|
|Bruder & Bruder|
After a fabulous visit with family, it was time to head home to Singapore.
|A little blurry eyed while opening gifts that Santa left. :)|
...but we will be back!!