Category Archive: Local Culture

Venice, Italy

Venice, Italy

Today, we took a long road trip to the other shore of Italy – Venice. My mom’s only request on this trip was to take …

 

From the Höll Farm Near Korpudalur to West Horses in Þingeyri and on to Bjarnardalur

From the Höll Farm Near Korpudalur to West Horses in Þingeyri and on to Bjarnardalur

We began our day with a little breakfast, chatting with our wonderful host at the Korpudalur hostel. We asked the host the night before to …

 

Merry Christmas from Lombard & Chicago, Illinois

Merry Christmas from Lombard & Chicago, Illinois

Next, we moved on to Illinois to spend a couple days with Aaron’s parents. We did not see Aaron’s brother’s family this year as they …

 

Classic American Apple Pie

Classic American Apple Pie

Today, Katelyn and I volunteered with Ruth Guild at Trinity Lutheran Church to help make their annual apple pies. Katelyn and I love to work …

 

Minihaha Falls

Minihaha Falls

This morning I woke everyone up and told them we were taking a day adventure. We have been so busy with shipments and settling in …

 

Mayer Lutheran High Football Game with Pep Band

Mayer Lutheran High Football Game with Pep Band

Zach has invited us all to come to Mayer Lutheran High School to watch the football game and listen to the pep band. Aaron’s parents …

 

Lac Souterrain and Aletsch Glacier

Lac Souterrain and Aletsch Glacier

Today, we decided to take a road trip to the Valais region of Switzerland. Our friend Joel had given us a list of interesting Swiss …

 

Happy 721st. Birthday, Switzerland!!

Happy 721st. Birthday, Switzerland!!

Today, we celebrate Switzerland’s Independence, which is often referred to as “Swiss National Day”. Switzerland gained its independence in 1291. The day is full of activities. …

 

Zürich Zoo

Zürich Zoo

Today, was our final excursion while Aaron is away in America on business, so we decided to head to the zoo. We had the wonderful …

 

ROAD TRIP to the Black Forest region of Germany

ROAD TRIP to the Black Forest region of Germany

This morning we decided to hop in the car and head towards the Black Forest region of Germany. We really had no plan for a …

 

Zugerchriesi – Cherry Festival in Zug

Zugerchriesi – Cherry Festival in Zug

Today, we decided to head down to Alstadt Zug (old town) and take in the sights and sounds of Cherry Festival – Swiss style. Canton …

 

Thermal Baths with Joel and Sharon

Thermal Baths with Joel and Sharon

This is part 2 of our adventures with Joel today. He has spoken many times of the Thermal Baths and how wonderful it is for …

 

Alphorn Echoes

Alphorn Echoes

This is part 1 of 2 of our adventure with our dear friend, Joel, today. First, Joel took us in the mountains to a power …

 

Maximum “Swissness” at The Stadtkeller

Maximum “Swissness” at The Stadtkeller

This afternoon we decided to hop a train to Luzern to show Sharon some of our favorite sights around Luzern. We saw Chapel Bridge, the …