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Bill Kover commented on Bill Kover's blog post (22) Swiss Heartland Untour 2014 (Day 23) Zermatt, Day 1
"Thank you Shirley."
Feb 7
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(22) Swiss Heartland Untour 2014 (Day 23) Zermatt, Day 1

Swiss Heartland Untour - May 6 to June 4, 2014Wednesday, May 28, 2014We were both up at 4:25am before the alarm went off.  At 5:30am, when I opened our door, the cat was gone.  The temperature was 59 degrees Fahrenheit with overcast skies.We planned to eat breakfast on the train.  So just a snack of…See More
Feb 4
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(22) Swiss Heartland Untour 2014 (Day 23) Zermatt, Day 1

Swiss Heartland Untour - May 6 to June 4, 2014Wednesday, May 28, 2014We were both up at 4:25am before the alarm went off.  At 5:30am, when I opened our door, the cat was gone.  The temperature was 59 degrees Fahrenheit with overcast skies.We planned to eat breakfast on the train.  So just a snack of…See More
Feb 2
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(21) Swiss Heartland Untour 2014 (Day 22) Reunion with Barbara

Swiss Heartland Untour - May 6 to June 4, 2014Tuesday, May 27, 2014We were both up at 4:58am.  It had rained overnight again.  At 5:33am the thermometer showed a temperature of 60 degrees Fahrenheit.  The skies were overcast.  The Sunnis Bakery opened at 6:00am.  The saleslady was just putting out the morning delivery of pastries when I walked in at 6:10am.  I had been a regular customer for at least two weeks.  She knew me by now.  Bill: "Morgen!  Haben sie..."   Saleslady: "apfelstrudel!"  I…See More
Jan 23
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(21) Swiss Heartland Untour 2014 (Day 22) Reunion with Barbara

Swiss Heartland Untour - May 6 to June 4, 2014Tuesday, May 27, 2014We were both up at 4:58am.  It had rained overnight again.  At 5:33am the thermometer showed a temperature of 60 degrees Fahrenheit.  The skies were overcast.  The Sunnis Bakery opened at 6:00am.  The saleslady was just putting out the morning delivery of pastries when I walked in at 6:10am.  I had been a regular customer for at least two weeks.  She knew me by now.  Bill: "Morgen!  Haben sie..."   Saleslady: "apfelstrudel!"  I…See More
Jan 22
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(20) Swiss Heartland Untour 2014 (Day 21) Interlaken Ost and the bird's nest

Swiss Heartland Untour - May 6 to June 4, 2014Monday, May 26, 2014I was up at 4:58am, followed by Eleanor at 5:35am.  The skies were overcast.  It rained during the night.  I was out the door arond 6:05am for a bakery run. First stop was Sunnis Bakery for two apfelstrudels.  Total cost 4CHF ($4.48 U.S. dollars).Next stop was Cafe zum Stein Bakery for our favorite bread, fitnessbrot.  The following exchange took place:  Bill - "Haben sie fitnessbrot?"  Saleslady - "Nein."  I tried to think of…See More
Jan 14
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(19) Swiss Heartland Untour 2014 (Day 20) Second Grandmother's Walk attempt

Swiss Heartland Untour - May 6 to June 4, 2014Sunday, May 25, 2014Despite going to bed very late, we were both up at 5:25am.  When daylight arrived, the skies were clear.  This was our chance.  We decided to make another attempt to walk the Grandmother's Walk, one of the most famous footpaths in the Alps.  It begins high above Wengen at Mannlichen and extends about 3 miles to Kleine Scheidegg.  The path is relatively level with awesome views of the Jungfrau Region and the Lauterbrunnen Valley. …See More
Jan 9
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(18) Swiss Heartland Untour 2014 (Day 19) Laundry and Raclette

Swiss Heartland Untour - May 6 to June 4, 2014)Saturday, May 24, 2014I was up at 4:50am followed by Eleanor at 5:35am.  The skies were overcast with a steady rain.  At 6:30am the thermometer outside our door showed a temperature of 62 degrees Fahrenheit.  The rain finally stopped at around…See More
Jan 5

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What is your favorite place in Europe so far?
Paris, France and Swiss Heartland
Where would you most like to go next?
Tuscany
Tell us about one of your favorite places to stay on an Untour. Do you have a favorite host? Apartment? Village?
Chalet Berit in Sachseln, Switzerland. Berit and Albert Greutert are more than Untour hosts. They are probably the nicest people we have ever met.
Do you have any special interests or hobbies that you follow when you travel?
Photography
When you upload photos to Untours Cafe, you are also giving Untours permission to use the photos in their promotional material (with credit to you)
I told a lady in Meiringen "Ich spreche nur ein bischen Deutsch" (I only speak a little German), which of course resulted in a 10 minute conversation about the weather and Locarno (I think!).
Which Untours have you already done?
Swiss Heartland 2002, 2004
Paris 2008, 2010
What advice would you give others considering an Untour?
Try it! You'll like it!
What is your favorite Untour? (so far)
Swiss Heartland

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(22) Swiss Heartland Untour 2014 (Day 23) Zermatt, Day 1

Swiss Heartland Untour - May 6 to June 4, 2014

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

We were both up at 4:25am before the alarm went off.  At 5:30am, when I opened our door, the cat…

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Posted on February 2, 2015 at 2:00pm — 2 Comments

(21) Swiss Heartland Untour 2014 (Day 22) Reunion with Barbara

Swiss Heartland Untour - May 6 to June 4, 2014

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

We were both up at 4:58am.  It had rained overnight again.  At 5:33am the thermometer showed a temperature of 60 degrees Fahrenheit.  The skies were overcast.  

The Sunnis Bakery opened at 6:00am.  The saleslady was just putting out the morning delivery of pastries when I walked in at 6:10am.  I had been a regular customer for at least two…

Continue

Posted on January 22, 2015 at 9:00am

(20) Swiss Heartland Untour 2014 (Day 21) Interlaken Ost and the bird's nest

Swiss Heartland Untour - May 6 to June 4, 2014

Monday, May 26, 2014

I was up at 4:58am, followed by Eleanor at 5:35am.  The skies were overcast.  It rained during the night.  I was out the door arond 6:05am for a bakery run. 

First stop was Sunnis Bakery for two apfelstrudels.  Total cost 4CHF ($4.48 U.S. dollars).

Next stop was Cafe zum Stein Bakery for our favorite bread,…

Continue

Posted on January 14, 2015 at 12:00pm

(19) Swiss Heartland Untour 2014 (Day 20) Second Grandmother's Walk attempt

Swiss Heartland Untour - May 6 to June 4, 2014

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Despite going to bed very late, we were both up at 5:25am.  When daylight arrived, the skies were clear.  This was our chance.  We decided to make another attempt to walk the Grandmother's Walk, one of the most famous footpaths in the Alps.  It begins high above Wengen at Mannlichen and extends about 3 miles to Kleine Scheidegg.  The path is relatively…

Continue

Posted on January 8, 2015 at 2:30pm

(18) Swiss Heartland Untour 2014 (Day 19) Laundry and Raclette

Swiss Heartland Untour - May 6 to June 4, 2014)

Saturday, May 24, 2014

I was up at 4:50am followed by Eleanor at 5:35am.  The skies were overcast with a…

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Posted on December 28, 2014 at 4:30pm

Comment Wall (61 comments)

At 7:18pm on June 20, 2007, Marilee Taussig said…
Hey! Yay!!! I should have known....one of the first to hop on board is Bill (and Eleanor? or should she have her own page?)
At 1:09pm on June 22, 2007, Vance Roy said…
Hi Bill and Eleanor,

Isn't this great?
At 3:56pm on June 22, 2007, Vance Roy said…
One of the best Idyll ideas in a long time.
At 8:05pm on June 22, 2007, Robert W. Miller said…
I'd be delighted to be your firend, but when I try to click on the incoming message, nothing happens. I'm puzzled and frustrated.

Bob
At 5:00pm on June 23, 2007, Pete and Maggie Haggart said…
Just visited your page Bill and really like your photographs of people and places.

Pete
At 10:30am on June 25, 2007, JimS said…
Bill,
The camera is a Canon XTi with a 100-400mm zoom lens. That's my "bird" lens.
At 3:45pm on July 18, 2007, Cathrin Baumbach said…
Bill, with all this family history you should probably put a Prague/Budapest/Vienna Untour on your list. You now know who to talk to.
It was a great pleasure to meet you in person!
At 2:28pm on July 20, 2007, Joan and Bruce said…
Hi Bill: Go to Edit Your Page Theme. You can experiment with the themes, and choose your own colors.
At 7:23pm on July 21, 2007, Mary Lou Grier said…
That's my Grandson, Bill. He graduates from boot
camp next Friday, July 27th, his 18th birthday is
July 28th, and on July 30th he will begin tech school
at both Lackland and Camp Bullis, for several
months. The Guard wants him to get a college
degree, so he will probably start in the Jan. 2008
semester. What is truly interesting about my
grandson, Jon, is that my son and his wife just
adopted him 1 1/2 years ago when he was 16! He
had been in foster homes since the age of 5, so this
is truly a mission of love for them. He is very smart, a real computer whiz.

My son, Jim, flies a challenger jet for FlexJet, a
time-share company, so he is gone a lot and my
daughter-in-law has almost the full load and
stress of suddenly raising a 16-year-old!
At 11:08am on July 22, 2007, Pauline said…
Bill,
The umbrella is a gift from the Times to new subscribers. It was a timely regifting from a friend who subscribed.

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