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(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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Added by Bill Kover on September 18, 2014 at 7:00am — No Comments

Tuscany for two 2014

Poor Margaret!   No sooner had our plane left the tarmac in ABQ then the man in front of her pushed his chair full back and kept it there for the whole flight!!!

As soon as we landed in Atlanta we all but ran to our Air France gate and upgraded our shitty economy seats for Preium Economy seats.  The $67 will be our best spent money to date.

Had an early dinner at Jekyll Island Seafood...forgot to take a pic.  Margaret had a Blackened talapia sandwich with asparagus. I had a…

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Added by Suanne Bryden on September 13, 2014 at 8:30pm — 1 Comment

Tuscany for two 2014

So, the time for departure has finally arrived.  The trip with Margaret Bolshazy began as pipe dream, then, after lots of conversation and planning we are on our way to Tuscany, Italy.  Since I have been to Tuscany on three previous trips I will be the driver and unofficial Tour Guide.  God help us.  Should be interesting.

Below is a picture of packing with  the help of my furry friend Princess Fiona.  She checked my…

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Added by Suanne Bryden on September 13, 2014 at 8:30pm — No Comments

(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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Added by Bill Kover on September 8, 2014 at 1:30pm — No Comments

(7) Swiss Heartland Untour 2014 (Day 8) The Swiss Culture Day Trip

Swiss Heartland Untour - May 6 to June 4, 2014

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

We were both up between 6:00am and 6:15am.  At 7:00am the skies were overcast with low wispy clouds over the…

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Added by Bill Kover on August 27, 2014 at 4:00pm — No Comments

(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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Added by Bill Kover on August 11, 2014 at 2:00pm — No Comments

(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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Added by Bill Kover on August 4, 2014 at 11:00am — No Comments

(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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Added by Bill Kover 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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Added by Bill Kover 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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Added by Bill Kover on July 19, 2014 at 4:00pm — No Comments

(2) Swiss Heartland Untour 2014 (Day 3) Orientation

Swiss Heartland Untour - May 6 to June 4, 2014

Thursday, May 8, 2014

I was up at 6:00am.  Eleanor followed at 6:30am.  Outside the skies were sunny to partly cloudy.  As soon as I got the…

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Added by Bill Kover on July 17, 2014 at 2:03pm — 1 Comment

(1) Swiss Heartland Untour 2014 (Day 1-2)

Swiss Heartland Untour - May 6 to June 4, 2014

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

After 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…

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Added by Bill Kover on July 6, 2014 at 2:00pm — No Comments

The windows of Britschgi Chalet

The windows of Britschgi Chalet

Heaven is just outside the windows of Britschgi Chalet.  2014 Swiss Heartland Untour.  www.untours.com

Added by Bill Kover on June 16, 2014 at 6:55pm — 1 Comment

Wonder dog at Seeweg (May 31, 2014)

May 31, 2014.  Sachseln, Switzerland.  A picnic at Seeweg on the shores of the Sarnersee included more than food and a view of the lake.  A smart dog chooses Eleanor for continued entertainment.

Added by Bill Kover on June 12, 2014 at 7:37am — No Comments

There are no bugs in Switzerland.

There are no bugs in Switzerland
 

When we first arrived in Sachseln, we couldn't get over how pristine the flowers are. The plants all seem to love it here. There are no signs of bug attacks or disease like we are accustomed to at home.  Okay, I have to admit we did see some bugs eventually.  But apparently they are not allowed to eat any flower or vegetable plants.  Maybe it is the climate or maybe the Swiss are skilled gardeners of the…
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Added by Bill Kover on June 11, 2014 at 7:56am — No Comments

A tour of the Britschgi Spycher Chalet

A tour of the Britschgi Spycher Chalet

Swiss Heartland

Sachseln, Switzerland

Added by Bill Kover on June 9, 2014 at 4:26pm — No Comments

Around the World in 600 days

This guy spent 3 years traveling over 125,000 miles across 36 countries and compiled all the video he took into a short and sweet 3 minute video.

Check it out on our blog!

Added by Untours on June 9, 2014 at 9:59am — No Comments

The walking stick that wasn't.

Swiss Heartland Untour

The walking stick that wasn't.

May 28, 2014.  We had scheduled an overnight trip to Zermatt.  Since the train trip is a long one (3 hours 48 minutes including 3 train changes), we caught the early 6:15am train and brought our breakfast with us.  The breakfast was simple: banana, cheese, apfelstrudel and luke warm coffee in a child's metal water jug.  The water jug would later hold water for…

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Added by Bill Kover on June 9, 2014 at 8:00am — 2 Comments

A tour of the Britschgi Chalet

A tour of the Britschgi Chalet in Sachseln, Switzerland.  It is one of the sites available in the Swiss Heartland through www.untours.com.

Added by Bill Kover on June 8, 2014 at 11:51am — No Comments

Amateur alphorn player (June 2, 2014)

Amateur alphorn player. Swiss Heartland Untour. An excerpt from the farewell party, June 2, 2014.

Added by Bill Kover on June 7, 2014 at 11:42am — No Comments

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