1. Visiting my Swiss cousins
Those of you who have followed my blog know that some years ago I began to research my family genealogy, and I was lucky enough to make contact with cousins from the Swiss side of my family. Even though they are distant cousins related through my great grandmother, I have grown to hold them very dear to my heart.
The hospitality, warmth and kindness shown to me by my cousin Brigitta in Switzerland and my cousin Hans Peter in Norway and their spouses were heartwarming. I truly felt that I was at home when I was with them.
There were about a dozen cousins that I saw during my visit, and they all treated me like family. I am so lucky that they are a part of my life.
2. A Day of Traveling Across Switzerland by Train
Brigitta purchased all day rail passes for us to make a whirlwind excursion across the country. The highlight of that day was a trip by steam locomotive up to the peak of the Rothorn. The scenery was absolutely breathtaking!
3. The Beauty of the Norwegian Fjords
Norway is just as scenic as Switzerland. The days that I spent exploring the fjords were wonderful. Even though there was much in Norway that I didn't see, I felt that I experienced the fantastic beauty of that country.
I hope that I will be able to return soon to these countries, not just to do more sightseeing, but to also spend more time with my family.