Day “E” in the Adventure Countdown

E is for Evil is Conquered on the Schilthorn!  What do you get when you combine a secret agent, some shady business deals and henchmen, and a revolving restaurant on a mountain in Switzerland? Why, a James Bond movie of course! On Her Majesty’s Secret Service to be precise… The Schilthorn […]


20140905: And they’re off!

Mom and Dad flew out today. First stop was in Amsterdam. Then on to Switzerland to check out the area and begin enjoying their vacation!


2014 Switzerland

Hi! We are glad you stopped by! We are traveling to Switzerland for some good hiking, chocolate, cheese, and bread. 


Day “P” in the Adventure Countdown

The words for today are: Purely Peaceful and Pulse-Pounding in Preda! I have heard from an expert on the matter (Erika of course!) that Preda consists of the train stop and a hotel. Great Googly Moogley! There won’t be much around besides nature! The two pictures in this blast are […]


Day “I” in the Adventure Countdown

Today we say Welcome! or more appropriately: wilkommen!! to the newest member of our Future Adventurers Club: Mrs. Jackie Van Dyke! She is even learning to yodel and will be performing for us this Christmas with other members of her yodeling group: The Van Dyke Family Yodelers. 🙂 Don’t worry, […]


Day “R” in the Adventure Countdown

Today, Day “R”, is is just a Quick Reminder of the upcoming Rain… Rain Rain Go Away! Come again just about every day we are in Switzerland! Well, we are in a drought here in California; but Switzerland, not in the same weather predicament, may graciously dump buckets of precipitation […]


Day “Y” in the Adventure Countdown!

Day…. Y! The Phrase today is Yodel-odel-A-E-huuuuuuuu!!! Yodeling is a good alternative to cell phones for communicating over medium to long distances and from mountain to mountain. It is cool, efficient, entertaining, and frugal because who knows what kind of cell phone service is available high in the Apps! Yodeling […]


Day “T” in the Adventure Countdown

So, today is day “T” and you may be wondering where I am going with the code. 🙂 Well, hold on to your hats adventurers, this is going to be a wild ride! Today’s word is dedicated to Erika (didn’t they used to do that in Sesame Street?) Is the word: Tasty Playdough […]


Day “A” in the Adventure Countdown

The letter of the day is “A” for Appenzell. This is the first location for the advanced party: Dad and Mom, and the last location for the large party. This place seems amazing! awesome! and definitely deserves more than one email blast! Hiking trails are abundant here. There are houses […]


Day “E” in the Adventure Countdown!

Today is Day “E”; 7 days or 11 days left to pack! Hopefully no one has guessed the code word yet. 🙂 The topic of the day is Edelweiss, the beautiful (yet slightly strange looking and fuzzy) iconic white flower associated with Switzerland. Switzerland does not officially have an official […]


Day “W” in the Adventure Countdown!

Today is Day “W”; 8 days or 12 days left before we travel!! In light of that “W” is for WHAT AM I GOING TO WEAR!??!?!?! As a side note, No, the code is not Switzerland 🙂 Maybe it was going to be until Jonah guessed ‘Switzerland’ and maybe not!  Anyway, […]


Day “S” in Our Adventure Countdown!

Fellow Adventurers (and Future Adventurers who can’t make it this time – Bryan, Caleb, Jessica): The first group leaves in 9 days and the second group leaves in 13 days!!! Are you packed and ready? I surely am NOT! Yikes! So, I am starting a daily email blast to get […]


Switzerland Marathon in 2015?

Here’s an idea for those who may be in shape in 2015! Entry fees are only 45- 65 Euro depending on when you sign up so $60-88…cheap race, and you get to go through 3 countries!