Justin and I got some cheap plane tickets to Geneva…so that’s where we decided to go for the long weekend. We split up our weekend between Geneva, Switzerland and Chamonix, France.
Chamonix was a scenic little ski town with access to Mt. Blanc. Mt. Blanc is the tallest mountain in France. We were planning on going to the top, but sadly it had been rainy all week and it was too cloudy to see anything. Regardless, Chamonix was still the highlight of our weekend. We could see the frost line in the trees on the mountains all around us, that was pretty cool. We had a really good lunch which included escargot, rabbit, steak, and salmon. Neither of us had had escargot before and it was really really really really good…really. While we were eating it started to snow. So living in Naples where it flurries only once every 20 years makes you really want some good ol’ winter weather, so snow was a nice surprise. It was off season so we were able to stay in a nice resort hotel. We attempted the sauna…I did not like it so we left after a minute. Plus there were two French men in tiny bikini swim suits…so…awkward much? We hot-tubbed and swam in their outdoor heated pool.
Then we made our way back to Geneva to spend out the rest of our weekend. We arrived on Sunday afternoon, so there wasn’t much open. We walked around for a few hours and then took it easy for a bit, then walked around a bit more. Geneva is known for it’s fountain Jet d’Eau in Lake Geneva (shoots up 460 feet high). I think old town Geneva was nice, scenic and neat architecture. We visited CERN (The European Organization for Nuclear Research, known as CERN is an international organization whose purpose is to operate the world’s largest particle physics laboratory). Lastly, the Geneva airport had amazing sandwiches.
We ventured to Rome again this year…just a weekend trip. There was a Pieter Bruegel il Vecchio art show with a few Hieronomous Boschs’ and Peter Paul Rubens’ thrown in the mix. Not bad. I barely made it in time for closing, and I happened to cut about 150 people and got a reduced fare somehow…can’t complain about that! I visited the Pantheon and briefly graced the Spanish Steps. Justin did not partake in the show or Pantheon, but we met up at the Spanish steps and went to a couple bars and hung out. Not much else to the weekend other than two long train/bus rides to and from Rome. Ciao!
It has been a few weeks since spring break, but I’ve been awful lazy when I’m off work in the evenings. So I’m finally posting this. My spring break brought me from Naples to KC, almost got stuck in Munich b/c I didn’t have my official sojourners permit on me (oopsies). Then a road trip to TX with my folks for my cousin Kevin’s wedding.
One of my major things I wanted to do in the states was eat at all the places you can’t find in Naples. The pictures are really to make Justin jealous, as he was not able to get leave…I did not get pictures from every place, like no Chelly’s or Firehouse.
Also while in KC I cut 13″ off of my hair, my third major hair chop. I hung out with Andrew one night, went to Topeka to visit the Buscheids, and that’s all I can think of for now. It was really easy falling into a lazy/do nothing routine at home…like I never left.