25 April 2012

a quick trip

Clover, the early bird woke us up just before 5:30 on Saturday. So to make the most of our bright eyes and bushy tails we piled in the car and headed into Geneva for the morning.  Usually we meander around the Vieille Ville or Carouge neighborhood or we like to poke around the flea market of Plainpalais. This time we went towards the water. It was nice to walk around while the city slowly woke up around us.

We bundled up and played on  the Pont de la Machine. It's not the prettiest name for a bridge but it's appellation comes from that it was originally a small foot bridge connecting where the first hydraulic machine pumped water from the Rhone for all the city's fountains. Fountains now that's a bit more romantic.

We looked at ducks, pointed at swans and chased pigeons. Well mostly, Clover was the one chasing the birds.

And of course we looked at more birds from inside, when we needed to warm up with coffee and hot chocolate. The little man was quite a charmer and some tourists asked if it was all right to take his picture. Can you blame them? I can't.

So I got my much needed coffee fix and also got to catch up on all the latest in swiss watchmaking. I think I need a new timepiece. Félix?

I had high hopes that we would make it to the botanical gardens.  But with such an early start to the day, my wonderful boys with matching hats were so very sleepy once we got in the car that we just kept driving homeward. It was a quick trip to Geneva but a fun one all the same.

1 comment:

  1. great pix. you guys are so cool and adorable. we just back from a quick euro vacation. thought of you!


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