A friend with a plum tree decided to bestow some of the seasons inventory on some downtown condo dwellers he felt sorry for. Come winter they are going to make a nice way to honor the past summer. We may leave some out for Santa, but most likely we just drink it and let him fend for himself.
Or maybe not. Maybe the waste of time is working your ass off to buy a bunch of crap that does nothing but take up space while becoming basically worthless.
Summer in the Swiss Alps is definitely hard to beat. This lovely dog has made great company and hopefully we can both return to visit him next year.
Does anybody know how to set up one of these laundry drying racks? I'm in Switzerland for a few weeks solo, and the trauma of doing the laundry is enough to endure. We have used dozens of these and have never been able to stand one level. If anyone knows the trick and is willing to divulge it would be greatly appreciated!
Since we have this bike share rack outside our front door, we decided a car was one more possession we could do without. Two weeks in and we’ve only had two Uber rides. It has proven to be very liberating, and not so difficult to pull off when you live downtown.
Our plan was to be walking a new Camino route now, but plans change. Our little dog Zip suddenly had a very serious back problem that required surgery. We hope that rehab and positive thinking will have him (and us) up and running again soon.
We’ve been out of town the last three Masters’ weekends, but we’re doing our best to make up for it. A great weekend to hang out at the house and usher in spring. Here for another few weeks before heading back out.
Exactly 1,000 days ago we began our journey across the globe. We have been back in the States for a few weeks taking a break and are deciding what's next. Overnight this arrow appeared outside of our building, and since yellow arrows have pretty much been our guide since day one, this can't just be a coincidence, so I guess we'll head back out shortly.
After being gone for several years, we are moving back into our loft in downtown SLC. After 2.5 years living out of a backpack it will be nice to sleep in a familiar bed and sit on a familiar couch while watching American TV. It feels a bit strange, but it's going to be nice to sit still for a few months before we head back out.
Our last walk of the season was a 30 mile day into Burgos, Spain. Awaiting was a fantastic meal at our favorite restaurant in the world! A great way to finish up 7 months out and about.
This has turned out to be the perfect time to walk our favorite stretch of the Camino for a couple of weeks before heading back to the States for the holidays.
It's a burden walking around all day with these things, but the Swiss cows pull it off in fine fashion. We've been in Zürich for two weeks and leave soon for a bit of walking in Spain on the Camino before heading back to the States for the holidays.
The Rheinsteig hike was a success. It was a great time of year to be in "castle country" enjoying nice walks with our good friends and their dog Ruby. Heading to Zürich for a couple of weeks to rest up and take a break from beer and brats!
Joining our good friends from Berlin, we are now walking the Rheinsteig Trail, a 320 km hike along the Rhine river in Germany from Bonn to Wiesbaden. It's great to be back out walking again.
And also chocolate. After Helsinki and Amsterdam we've made our way to Brugge. These 4 staples are linchpins of the economy and we have done our best to contribute.
There are lots of cool things to see here in Tallinn, Estonia. A gem of a little city we knew nothing about, but has turned out to be a great place to stay for a week.
Latvian soul food in this case. We are in the capital city of Riga, making our way through the Baltic countries. Definitely not typical August summer weather, but it's nice to have a break from the heat and the food is outstanding.
Most people couldn't easily find this country on a map, but Lithuania has been a very nice surprise with it's people, food, architecture and extremely reasonable prices. Come visit here if you're in the neighborhood.
Just out enjoying the good weather and mountain air. It's been a great 6 week stint and we are off to Eastern Europe in a few days. Note the cool mural on the side of the barn.
While a strong case can be made that some things may be a little off the rails insane in the US right now, here is the definition of real insanity. In Switzerland a bottle of drain cleaner costs 50 Swiss Francs, which is essentially 50 US dollars. For a bottle of Drano…