Thursday, July 23, 2009

Day one in Switzerland

Patricia lovingly got me to SFO by 6AM and my plane took off on time at 7:30AM. The cieling was was very low and when the plane broke through the banket of white fluf (our fog....for all you non San Franciscans) the only familiar landmarks visible were the very top of the Sutro Tower and Mt Tam. It was a good omen and I knew the trip was going to be full of discoveries and wonderous adventures.

The trip to JFK was smooth and went by quickly. I spent the whole time reading the new book about Merv Griffin. The connection to Zurich was uneventful and I spent the time with some more reading, watched the 7th DVD season of "24", slept about 3 hours, and by the time we finished with a small breakfast it was time to land in Zurich. It was 7:30 AM Swiss time which was 10:30PM SF time.

The train to Gstaad was a bit energy draining because "Roger" packed too much!!!! He had to pay extra airfare at SFO as his suitcase was 13 lbs. over the limit (50 lbs). Lugging the big red monster (the suite case) + a backpack and carry-on bag while changing trains 3 times was a challenge. But he made it. The train ride from Zurich was very picturesque. I will post some picture next....and we'll see how that goes.

1 comment:

  1. LOL. Having just lugged luggage across France and Italy, I sympathize. I envied those people who only brought one carry-on for the 2 weeks!