Victoria, B.C.’s Capital

The beauty of British Columbia’s capital city Victoria, named after the once Queen is a tourist’s delight. This is where Josh got his first taste of Nanaimo Bars and he is now hooked for life. FYI-The whale in the picture is made entirely from plants.

A rose by any other name…

Butchart Gardens has lots of roses and lots of everything green, growing and gorgeous. The garden is over 100 years old and is one of Canada’s national treasures (other than Beverly of course).

Lynn Canyon Hike

The day after we did the heart stopping Grouse Grind we took a nice, relaxing walk in a rain forest in North Vancouver with my sister, Lise. It was beautiful, but the highlight of the walk, Leo, the Saint Bernard.

Jungfrau Baby

The famous Jungfrau Region- mecca for skiers and lovers of skiers. Our hotel room in Murren looked out onto a ski jump where we watched as snowboarders risked life and limb to win fame and fortune. We had the best seats in the house. We skied only one glorious day. Josh went off piste in […]

Traffic Jams- Venice Style

Our last visitors to Switzerland were Elaine and Brian. We enjoyed the highlights of Switzerland together and at the end of their stay, we took five trains (ahhh…the efficiency of Italian trains) to see Venice, Italy. Of course we knew it would be great, but even with such high expectations, we were amazed at the […]

Rascal Deutsch

Our friends, Steve and Damon, visited us for a week in February. Damon, aka Rascal, had lived in Hamburg, Germany years ago. He was surprised at how much of his German came back to him. What he lacked in grammar, he made up in charm. We did our version of the “Ice Capades” while skiing […]

Alps High Holidays

Kate and Aaron visited us in late January for a couple weeks. There were a lot of highlights on the trip, but besides the near death experience with the Disentis back country ski guide, the biggest one was the “Matterhorn Marriage Proposal” and the answer “Yes!” Congratulations Aaron and Kate. Your next staring role in […]

First Thanksgiving and first snow in Switzerland

Our friends, Sophie and Stuart, traveled from Sicily to join us for an All-American Thanksgiving and together we enjoyed the first snow of the season. Cosmo was in heaven- turkey and snowballs all in one day!

A Fairytale City

Stein am Rhein is an old city near the German border in Switzerland, situated (you guessed it!) on the Rhein river. It looks about as close to a fairytale as we could imagine.

Grosser Mythen

Hiking in the fog and snow or the “Grauschleier und Schnee” as one says in German. This rock is near one of our favorite towns in Switzerland- Schwyz. Walking, walking, walking up into the clouds, then the snow and then the ice. At the top we could see forever and as with every mountain top […]