Genève

When my mom was here we took a day trip to Geneva. It’s only about 2 hours on the train, and there is plenty of beautify scenery to see on the way – or play Uno – whichever you prefer.

We walked around the city and took in many of the most important things to see and do.

 

Editors note: how is it that this historic European capital has, as one of its most well know displays, a simple clock made of flowers? Something that basically anybody with a small yard and a large clock motor could create. Strange.

We wandered over to the Reformers Wall, which is in a park where there is also a large collection of outdoor chess sets, which we took full advantage of.

After we went over to the UN complex.  It is actually a very large and impressive set of buildings.

We had a fantastic guided tour that lasted over an hour -and our kids absolutely loved it. Yes, I realize that this does say something about our kids. (namely – how cool they are)

Of the whole group we were the only ones with kids – but they were right at the front – following as close as they could – asking questions, and answering when they could.

When we were leaving Micah pulled on my arm and said “Papa, that tour was awesome!

Of course our boys showed the respect due to such an important and historic institution.

When we got out of the UN it was dark. There was a section of fountains – about a city block – where the different jets of water seemed to start and stop at randomly interspersed patterns.  Micah decided it was a good idea to start running through them – like some kind of aqueous-full-body-Russian-roulette   Apparently the force is strong with that one – as he came out dry – I have no idea how.

When we were grabbing something to eat before getting back on our train – there was some kind of organized social movement along the streets of downtown.  We had seen signs that traffic would be disrupted etc. But when w got there – we saw a lot of this:

Fully armed riot police. Which seemed a bit over-the-top since the ‘demonstration’ was people walking down the street carrying large signs asking for improved wage equity or something. Just a bit unnerving of an environment to lead your family through.

2 thoughts on “Genève”

  1. Beautiful pics Charles,
    how is it so nice there? No snow on the ground in Geneva? I thought Geneva was in the Swiss Alps? Here its been -25 and snowing the last couple days. At least it will be a white Christmas. And in my opinion, it’s never too early to start grooming Micah to become Secretary General. Hope you six have a fun Christmas!

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