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Versailles day trip from Paris
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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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(4) Swiss Heartland Untour 2014 (Day 5) A rose for Eleanor

Swiss Heartland Untour - May 6 to June 4, 2014Saturday  May 10, 2014We were both up at 6:30am.  The temperature was 55 degrees Fahrenheit with clear blue skies.  I was soon out the door and on my way to Cafe zum Stein.…See More
Jul 28
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(3) Swiss Heartland Untour 2014 (Day 4) The double rainbow

Swiss Heartland Untour - May 6 - June 4, 2014Friday, May 9,2014Both of us woke up at 3:30am and couldn't fall back to sleep.  We finally got up at 6:10am.  A glance outside revealed an overcast sky.  It rained overnight.  The ground was still wet.  The thermometer outside our front door showed a temperature of 59 degrees Fahrenheit.  After preparing the coffee, I left for Cafe zum Stein at 7:00am.  For 16.70 Swiss Francs ($18.87 U.S. dollars) I returned with 2 nussgipfeln, 2 small…See More
Jul 22
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My very own Swiss Wanderweg sign

Not long ago I read somewhere that you could purchase Swiss Wanderweg signs. They could even be custom made according to your location (however, very expensive). I asked for information anyway. Hopefully I might be able to get a copy of a real Wanderweg sign (Hiking Path sign) for a reasonable price. Today a letter came in the mail from Urs Wallimann, president of Obwaldner Wanderweg, the local hiking organization of Sachseln (see letter with this posting). Included was a metal Wanderweg sign…See More
Jul 21
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(2) Swiss Heartland Untour 2014 (Day 3) Orientation

Swiss Heartland Untour - May 6 to June 4, 2014Thursday, May 8, 2014I was up at 6:00am.  Eleanor followed at 6:30am.  Outside the skies were sunny to partly cloudy.  As soon as I got the coffee pot going, I headed to Cafe zum Stein.  My purchases included a loaf of fitnessbrot, 2 apple…See More
Jul 17
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(1) Swiss Heartland Untour 2014 (Day 1-2)

Swiss Heartland Untour - May 6 to June 4, 2014Tuesday, May 6, 2014After 9 months of dreaming and planning, reality finally arrived.  United Airlines flight UA134 lifted off from Newark Liberty Airport at 7:44pm, over an hour behind schedule.  The pilot announced the estimated time of arrival in Zurich to be 8:39am local time.  Eleanor had a discussion with the airline hostess.  Sara just celebrated her 77th birthday two days ago, May 4, 2014.  She has been working as an airline hostess for 17…See More
Jul 7
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Britschgi Spycher door knocker detail IMG_7255

Britschgi Spycher door knocker detail. This is only one example of the wrought iron works of art that decorate the Britschgi chalets in Sachseln.
Jun 23

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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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(6) Swiss Heartland Untour 2014 (Day 7) The Flying Beer Glass Lunch

Swiss Heartland Untour - May 6 to June 4, 2014

Monday, May 12, 2014

I was up at 6:00am.  Eleanor followed at 6:15am.  A look outside our front door revealed overcast skies except…

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Posted on August 11, 2014 at 2:00pm

(5) Swiss Heartland Untour 2014 (Day 6) Mother's Day Serenade

Swiss Heartland Untour - May 6 - June 4, 2014

Sunday, May 11, 2014  Mother's Day

I got up at 6:30am, followed by Eleanor at 6:45am. Most of the stores including…

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Posted on August 4, 2014 at 11:00am

(4) Swiss Heartland Untour 2014 (Day 5) A rose for Eleanor

Swiss Heartland Untour - May 6 to June 4, 2014

Saturday  May 10, 2014

We were both up at 6:30am.  The temperature was 55 degrees Fahrenheit…

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Posted on July 25, 2014 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

(3) Swiss Heartland Untour 2014 (Day 4) The double rainbow

Swiss Heartland Untour - May 6 - June 4, 2014

Friday, May 9,2014

Both of us woke up at 3:30am and couldn't fall back to sleep.  We finally got up at 6:10am.  A glance outside revealed an overcast sky.  It rained overnight.  The ground was still wet.  The thermometer outside our front door showed a temperature of 59 degrees Fahrenheit.  After preparing the coffee, I left for Cafe zum Stein at 7:00am.  For 16.70 Swiss Francs…

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Posted on July 22, 2014 at 1:30pm — 1 Comment

My very own Swiss Wanderweg sign

Not long ago I read somewhere that you could purchase Swiss Wanderweg signs. They could even be custom made according to your location (however, very expensive). I asked for information anyway. Hopefully I might be able to get a copy of a real Wanderweg sign (Hiking Path sign) for a reasonable price. Today a letter came in the mail from Urs Wallimann, president of Obwaldner Wanderweg, the local hiking organization of Sachseln (see…

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Posted on July 19, 2014 at 4:00pm

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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