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Versailles day trip from Paris
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Marlene Hench Oct 18, 2007.

New Online Feature
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(17) Swiss Heartland Untour 2014 (Day 18) Dining in total darkness

Swiss Heartland Untour - May 6 to June 4, 2014Friday, May 23, 2014We were both awake at 3:03am, couldn't fall back to sleep and finally got out of bed at 5:05am.  Outside our kitchen window at 6:20am the temperature was 61 degrees Fahrenheit with a steady rain.…See More
yesterday
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Taking that trip across the country (or across the globe).

This is from the Huffington Post:Taking that trip across the country (or across the globe). © Provided by The Huffington Post It's no secret that planning a trip can help boost your emotional wellness. But research points out a huge problem: We aren't using our vacation days. So, it might be time to take the leap. Have you always wanted to visit the west coast? Italy? The Caribbean? Do it. You won't regret it: Studies show experiences -- not things -- make us happier.See More
Dec 4
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(16) Swiss Heartland Untour 2014 (Day 17) Luzern and a lakeboat cruise

Swiss Heartland Untour - May 6 to June 4, 2014Thursday, May 22, 2014I was up at 5:00am followed by Eleanor at 5:17am. The bird outside our window was again singing its morning wake-up song at 5:12am.  We were starting to take it for granted.  So I took advantage of the opportunity and recorded the sound of morning at Britschgi Chalet.…See More
Dec 2
Bill Kover posted a blog post

(16) Swiss Heartland Untour 2014 (Day 17) Luzern and a lakeboat cruise

Swiss Heartland Untour - May 6 to June 4, 2014Thursday, May 22, 2014I was up at 5:00am followed by Eleanor at 5:17am. The bird outside our window was again singing its morning wake-up song at 5:12am.  We were starting to take it for granted.  So I took advantage of the opportunity and recorded the sound of morning at Britschgi Chalet.…See More
Dec 2
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(15) Swiss Heartland Untour 2014 (Day 16) Lunch at 9744 feet

Swiss Heartland Untour - May 6 to June 4, 2014Wednesday, May 21, 2014The songbird and I were both up at 4:50am.  The skies were clear, and the temperature was already up to 60 degrees Fahrenheit at 5:30am when Eleanor got up.Breakfast included yogurt, 1/2 banana each, corn flakes with milk, orange juice and coffee.  The large box of cornflakes was purchased soon after arriving in Sachseln.  It wasn't until now that we finally had some cereal for breakfast.  Before the end of the day I wanted to…See More
Nov 18
Bill Kover posted a blog post

(14) Swiss Heartland Untour 2014 (Day 15) Pilatus

Swiss Heartland Untour - May 6 to June 4, 2014Tuesday, May 20, 2014We were both awake at 5:10am, as was the songbird outside our window.   Unable to fall back to sleep, we finally got up at 5:35am.  It was a sluggish start to the day.  Late nights and less sleep were beginning to have an effect on us.  The thermometer registered 60 degrees Fahrenheit, and the skies were clear and blue.  The predicted high for Sarnen was 78 degrees Fahrenheit.  Our plan was to go to nearby Mt. Pilatus, and have…See More
Nov 6
Bill Kover commented on Kenneth W. Gantz's album
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Bavaria & Sommersdorf Castle

"Great artwork and photos.  I particularly like the watercolors."
Oct 31
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(13) Swiss Heartland Untour 2014 (Day 14) Aareschlucht Gorge and the Untours Party

Swiss Heartland Untour - May 6 to June 4, 2014Monday, May 19, 2014We were both up early (Bill - 5:22am, Eleanor - 5:35am).  Eleanor's travel humidifier didn't work for the second straight day.  She needs a humidifier for her dry mouth, a side effect of one of her medications.  I eventually tried switching the plug to…See More
Oct 30

Profile Information

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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(17) Swiss Heartland Untour 2014 (Day 18) Dining in total darkness

Swiss Heartland Untour - May 6 to June 4, 2014

Friday, May 23, 2014

We were both awake at 3:03am, couldn't fall back to sleep and finally got out of bed at 5:05am.  Outside our…

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Posted on December 17, 2014 at 2:30pm

Taking that trip across the country (or across the globe).

This is from the Huffington Post:

Taking that trip across the country (or across the globe).



© Provided by The Huffington Post



It's no secret that planning a trip can help boost your emotional wellness. But research points out a huge problem: We aren't using our vacation days. So, it might be time to take the leap. Have you always wanted to visit the west coast? Italy? The Caribbean? Do it. You won't regret it: Studies show experiences --…

Continue

Posted on December 4, 2014 at 8:00am

(16) Swiss Heartland Untour 2014 (Day 17) Luzern and a lakeboat cruise

Swiss Heartland Untour - May 6 to June 4, 2014

Thursday, May 22, 2014

I was up at 5:00am followed by Eleanor at 5:17am. The bird outside our window was again singing its morning wake-up song at 5:12am.  We were starting to take it for granted.  So I took advantage of the opportunity and recorded the sound of morning at Britschgi Chalet.…

Continue

Posted on December 2, 2014 at 3:00pm

(15) Swiss Heartland Untour 2014 (Day 16) Lunch at 9744 feet

Swiss Heartland Untour - May 6 to June 4, 2014

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

The songbird and I were both up at 4:50am.  The skies were clear, and the temperature was already up to 60 degrees Fahrenheit at 5:30am when Eleanor got up.

Breakfast included yogurt, 1/2 banana each, corn flakes with milk, orange juice and coffee.  The large box of cornflakes was purchased soon after arriving in Sachseln.  It wasn't…

Continue

Posted on November 17, 2014 at 4:30pm

(14) Swiss Heartland Untour 2014 (Day 15) Pilatus

Swiss Heartland Untour - May 6 to June 4, 2014

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

We were both awake at 5:10am, as was the songbird outside our window.   Unable to fall back to sleep, we finally got up at 5:35am.  It was a sluggish start to the day.  Late nights and less sleep were beginning to have an effect on us.  The thermometer registered 60 degrees Fahrenheit, and the skies were clear and blue.  The predicted high for Sarnen…

Continue

Posted on November 6, 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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