Switzerland – Lucerne – the AlpHorns arrive !

We were relaxing in our most excellent AirBNB in Lucerne, in an old town historic square. Suddenly, we heard some deep rich horn sounds from below. We opened the windows to the sight of a semicircle of AlpHorns, playing to a crowd. It is hard to explain the richness of the sound, echoing off the buildings, but these videos come somewhat close.

The alphorn or alpenhorn or alpine horn is a labrophone, consisting of a wooden natural horn of conical bore, having a wooden cup-shaped mouthpiece, used by mountain dwellers in the Swiss Alps, Austrian Alps, Bavarian Alps in Germany, French Alps, and elsewhere.

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Switzerland – a rainy day at Trummelbach Falls

There are not a lot of rainy day activities in a outdoor wonderland like the Bernese Oberland, but Trummelbach Falls is certainly one of them.

With its ten glacial water falls inside the mountain, made accessible by tunnel lift, the Trümmelbach waterfalls are truly unique in Europe. Trümmelbach alone drains the enormous glacial walls of the Eiger (3970m), Mönch (4099m) and Jungfrau (4158m) with up to a spectacular 20,000 litres of water per second. This stems from a catchment area of 24 square kilometres of which approximately half is covered with snow and ice. UNESCO world natural heritage.

and then…true to form, we walked back to the cable car in the rain.

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Switzerland – Murren – “flying in the Swiss Alps”

What better way to spend my second day in the swiss Alps by flying from Murren down to Stechelberg with http://airtime-paragliding.ch/

One of the deepest U-Valleys in the Alpine World and famous for its outstanding natural beauty. The countless waterfalls, beautiful views of the car-free resorts of Wengen, Gimmelwald and Mürren, with glimpses of the James Bond Mountain; the Schilthorn and framed by the extensive awe-inspiring Jungfrau mountain range…

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myrtle 2017 – my golf bag is now lighter

Great golf and many lost balls. Summarized nicely in 4 videos.

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Two views of hiking

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Mom 85 – the big fun birthday gala

Happy birthday to my mom, who continues to inspire me and love me. We ended up doing an excellent “Things we love about” board, and all the young-uns wrote letters, which was really nice. I also did a presentation, with appropriate mocking from the sisters, with a nice video finale from pop. For those what want to relive it, see below.

Happy birthday “chopped” !

Click here to see the multi-faceted presentation.

Click here to see finale video



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A party for Tim – 70

Great time last night – Happy birthday to Tim….

The roast went well… although he confounded me by singing “climb every mountain” for some reason .

see Things you dont know about Tim.pdf


And I got a good video of my favorite long gone daddies song – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dr_J5YfMvTQ


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