Wednesday, July 7, 2010
Well we’ve completed 1 year and some in our new land. With the World Cup and heading to the Swiss Alps, L and I have been quite busy.
This weekend was spent in Flims, Switzerland, where we celebrated the 4th of July with German, Swiss, and British friends, they even played the Star Spangled Banner for us, how thoughtful…not. (Just in case you think I forgot, Happy Birthday Barbie Jr.)
In other news, it’s official my back is kaput. Had an x-ray done yesterday and they found, what they think to be, a flat like a pancake L5 in my Lumbar region…well no wonder my leg goes wonky when I sit down. Next week I’ll be going in for an MRI and my doctor said something about injections into my lower back, but we’d have to wait for the results to be sure. I’m glad I found out what it was, because now I know what steps to take towards healing.
Below you will see pictures of our short vacation. Where we stayed in a log cabin near Flims/Foppa.
We trekked from the bottom of the mountain range to our site for about 45 minutes. Foppa happens to sit at the edge of a sky lift so I have to say that the walk up to the place was difficult. Foppa is located at an elevation of 1420 meters or 4,658.79265 feet. With the highest point starting at 3200m. On Sunday morning a group of us hiked down from about 3000m to our cabin which took us about three hours.
Her’s a view of the trail leading up to the log cabin and below is a picture of the log cabin, which can hold about 30 people.
Below is the view from our window we arrived Friday afternoon and set up for the evening, where later we had fondue the Swiss style. It was quite good. I thought I had taken pictures, but for some reason my camera said, NO. So sorry.
Here we go.
The little doggy at my feet was awesome. He climbed right into the lift car and sat right next to me and then waited calmly as we ascended. Then when we landed, he jumped and ran into the snow.
Into the clouds.
At this point the hike was fine, then it started to rain and it made walking on shale and slate harder and slippery.
Tisle or something like it.
You know these two.
That’s all folks, keep checking I will be adding some video.
hugs and kisses,