Sunday, July 24, 2016

A little catch up....

Hello! (Finally). I got a little behind the last few days- it's been so busy and of course I have loved every moment. So, a little catch up! Since floating the river (that's where you last caught me), I have been to my sister's amazing garden where she grows almost everything- flowers you can eat, corn, sweet potatoes, tomatoes, plums, grapes, raspberries, blackberries, and so much more. Did I mention it's in France? Just over the border. After that, we took a train to Colmar, a little French city where we walked around, saw the sights, ate delicious flaamkuchen, had some white wine, and got a little rained on. So fantastic! It had little canals in some areas that people like to call Little Venice. That night we saw the Hula Hawaiians play live! This is apparently a big deal- this group of men have been playing since the 60's and were professionally trained in Hawaii and have played all around the world! They were very good. Some much needed rest came after that.
The next day, my sister and I explored Basel after I enjoyed a light breakfast in the Marketplace. We also went to a local museum and saw the most amazing displays- Fischeil and Weiss, both who put together large movements (like a domino affect...this tire hits this candle that lights a fire that sets this rope into motion, etc.). The other artist on display, Calder, was equally incredible, showing his metal wires that had been formed into humans that looked ready to leap right at you! Later in the day we headed to Mel's, Switzerland to be with my sister's husband's family.
We are here now and the house is wonderful- it used to be a cheese house! (Built in the 1800's.) Today we went for an amazing hike in the Alps then for a swim at a local pool (it had a slide that I definitely went down a few times). Amazing experiences with wonderful people. Til next time!