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 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.