Vacation pt 3: Switzerland

I was only able to spend a few days in Switzerland. Luc and Val showed me some wonderful highlights. Here are a few, in no particular order.


Charlie Chaplin spent 25 years in Switzerland. A statue in Vevey commemorates his presence there.


Hiking in the mountains.


Wild Narcissus blooming. This is a really big tourist deal for a couple weeks, and then it’s over until next year. I was quite lucky to arrive at the height of their beauty.

All too soon, I had to leave my lovely hosts.  They gave me a ride over the French border in their car and then I continued on to Dijon by bike.  From there, I took the train to Paris to visit another friend for a few hours of good conversation and a lovely meal.


Sunset view from a friend’s apartment in Paris.

Stay tuned for the next installment where I visit a randonneuring friend near Rouen and stumble across the final resting place of one of the greatest bicycle racers that ever lived!

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