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Versailles day trip from Paris
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(12) Swiss Heartland Untour 2014 (Day 13) Walking from Sarnen to Sachseln, then Alpenmacaronen

Swiss Heartland Untour - May 6 to June 4, 2014Sunday, May 18, 2014It wasn't until 6:34am that I crawled out of bed.  Seven minutes later Eleanor followed.  At 7:02am the skies were crystal clear.  The thermometer read 52 degrees Fahrenheit.  At 7:55am we settled down for breakfast : a fresh fruit cup…See More
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(11) Swiss Heartland Untour 2014 (Day 12) Luzern, Lungern, Brienz and Gemeinschafts Konzert

Swiss Heartland Untour - May 6 to June 4, 2014Saturday, May 17, 2014We awoke to the sound of the songbird.  By 5:07am we were out of bed.  Outside the skies were clear.  The thermometer showed a temperature of 52 degrees Fahrenheit.  It felt warmer than that.  As soon as I was dressed and started…See More
Oct 11
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(10) Swiss Heartland Untour 2014 (Day 11) The Valley of the Waterfalls and Trummelbach Falls

Swiss Heartland Untour - May 6 to June 4, 2014Friday, May 16, 2014We were both up at 4:50am.  It was still dark outside and quiet, except for that bird outside our window who seemed to begin singing every morning at about 4:50am.  Sometimes it would oversleep and begin singing at 4:55am.  In any event we had to be up early that day anyway.  A trip to the Valley of the Waterfalls required that we catch the 7:28am train.  By 5:50am we were ready for breakfast.  Since we had enough time, we…See More
Sep 29
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(9) Swiss Heartland Untour 2014 (Day 10) Brienz and Sherlock Holmes

Swiss Heartland Untour - May 6 to June 4, 2014Thursday, May 15, 2014Eleanor and I both grew up sleeping in unheated attic bedrooms.  So at Chalet Britschgi it was not unusual for us to open our bedroom window each night when we went to bed to let cool air in.  I loved my down-filled pillow.  The…See More
Sep 18
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(8) Swiss Heartland Untour 2014 (Day 9) Hergiswil Glass Factory

Swiss Heartland Untour - May 6 to June 4, 2014Wednesday, May 14, 2014We were both up at 6:10am.  Outside it was overcast and drizzling with a temperature of 52 degrees Fahrenheit.  We had been waiting for a clear day to go up into the mountains.  Hergiswil Glass Factory is a good rainy day destination.  It opens at…See More
Sep 8
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(7) Swiss Heartland Untour 2014 (Day 8) The Swiss Culture Day Trip

Swiss Heartland Untour - May 6 to June 4, 2014Tuesday, May 13, 2014We were both up between 6:00am and 6:15am.  At 7:00am the skies were overcast with low wispy clouds over the mountaintops.  It rained overnight again, but the rain seemed to always conveniently stop for us each morning.  Our host…See More
Aug 27
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(6) Swiss Heartland Untour 2014 (Day 7) The Flying Beer Glass Lunch

Swiss Heartland Untour - May 6 to June 4, 2014Monday, May 12, 2014I was up at 6:00am.  Eleanor followed at 6:15am.  A look outside our front door revealed overcast skies except for a ray of sunshine lighting up the hills across the Sarnersee.  The temperature on our thermometer showed 53 degrees…See More
Aug 11
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(5) Swiss Heartland Untour 2014 (Day 6) Mother's Day Serenade

Swiss Heartland Untour - May 6 - June 4, 2014Sunday, May 11, 2014  Mother's DayI got up at 6:30am, followed by Eleanor at 6:45am. Most of the stores including the bakery were closed that day.  At 6:55am the temperature on our outdoor thermometer was 59 degrees Fahrenheit with overcast skies.…See More
Aug 4

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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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(12) Swiss Heartland Untour 2014 (Day 13) Walking from Sarnen to Sachseln, then Alpenmacaronen

Swiss Heartland Untour - May 6 to June 4, 2014

Sunday, May 18, 2014

It wasn't until 6:34am that I crawled out of bed.  Seven minutes later Eleanor followed.  At 7:02am the…

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Posted on October 21, 2014 at 1:30pm — 1 Comment

(11) Swiss Heartland Untour 2014 (Day 12) Luzern, Lungern, Brienz and Gemeinschafts Konzert

Swiss Heartland Untour - May 6 to June 4, 2014

Saturday, May 17, 2014

We awoke to the sound of the songbird.  By 5:07am we were out of bed.  Outside the skies were clear.  The thermometer showed a…

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Posted on October 11, 2014 at 11:30am

(10) Swiss Heartland Untour 2014 (Day 11) The Valley of the Waterfalls and Trummelbach Falls

Swiss Heartland Untour - May 6 to June 4, 2014

Friday, May 16, 2014

We were both up at 4:50am.  It was still dark outside and quiet, except for that bird outside our window who seemed to begin singing every morning at about 4:50am.  Sometimes it would oversleep and begin singing at 4:55am.  In any event we had to be up early that day anyway.  A trip to the Valley of the Waterfalls required that we catch the 7:28am…

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Posted on September 28, 2014 at 1:00pm

(9) Swiss Heartland Untour 2014 (Day 10) Brienz and Sherlock Holmes

Swiss Heartland Untour - May 6 to June 4, 2014

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Eleanor and I both grew up sleeping in unheated attic bedrooms.  So at Chalet Britschgi it was not unusual for us to open our bedroom window each…

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Posted on September 18, 2014 at 7:00am

(8) Swiss Heartland Untour 2014 (Day 9) Hergiswil Glass Factory

Swiss Heartland Untour - May 6 to June 4, 2014

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

We were both up at 6:10am.  Outside it was overcast and drizzling with a temperature of 52…

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Posted on September 8, 2014 at 1:30pm

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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