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Trip Start Feb 26, 2009
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Trip End Mar 08, 2009


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Wednesday, February 25, 2009

We've almost finished packing and we're going through our mental checklist for this trip. I'll only visit two countries this time and it should be a lot more relaxed that the trips I usually make where the schedules are hectic. And this one will be even nicer since I won't travel alone. My daughter Fiona is traveling with me at her own expense, since a big part of the reason I'm going is to spend time with our young adults in French Europe.
 
We'll have a church service in Paris on Saturday, and a few visits with people in the city. Then Sunday morning early we'll take the train to Lausanne, then to Sion and then hopefully Jean-Marc will be there to drive us to Nendaz in the Swiss Alps about 10 or 15 km from the Matterhorn (though I don't think we'll be able to see it from where we'll be). We should be 12 people during the week; we've reserved a penthouse chalet apartment with 6 bedrooms. More will come to spend the Sabbath with us at the end of the week.  We should do some skiing, enjoy the phenomenal Swiss Alps and each other's company, and have some good Bible Studies and discussions in the evening. It's kind of a Challenger Camp in French (and with better food: fondue, raclette...). The weather is supposed to be clear and sunny on Monday, cloudy and snowy the rest of the week, but we'll see.
 
Back when we lived in Alsace, Marjolaine and I could drive to from our home to Engelberg, a delightful Swiss ski resort, in about 2 hours, and we tried to go for a day or two each winter, often meeting friends there from Germany or Switzerland. We would sometimes ski the Gstaad region too, since we had an old friend who was born and raised there and had a cousin who ran a pension in the beautiful little village of Rougemont. We skied quite a bit in those younger days: the Austrian Alps, the Vosges, the Black Forest, the French and the Andorran Pyrenees; it was a real joy. I haven't skied much since we moved back to the States, but we've been out a few times now and again. This should be lots of fun.
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hervedubois
hervedubois on

Ah, les Alpes Suisses...
Voilà un bon séjour en perspective qui va vous changer de l'air brûlant d'Afrique, j'espère que vous pourrez profiter de bons moments de skis et de détente avec les frères et soeurs suisses, français et/ou d'autres nationalités. Dommage que je ne puisse pas être là-bas avec vous tous. Une autre fois peut-être ?...

Bien à vous

Hervé

mdevans333
mdevans333 on

La Suisse
Bon Voyage et chaleureuses salutations aux membres francophones.
MDE

txmorgans
txmorgans on

Thanks and be safe
Thanks for adding us to your updates. We always love to hear about your travels. How wonderful Fiona will be joining you. She is bound to make your trip far more adventuresome. Sounds like your trip is going to be loads of fun. I know Brian would love to go skiing - I'm not much for skiiing (more like rolling) or cold or snow, but I could go for a nice, well-aged Scotch, a good book and a cozy fireplace in the lodge and I'm all set! :o)

Please give our love to all of our brothers and sisters you see. Stay safe and know you will be in our prayers. Give our love to your lovely wife and girls, too! :o) Take care.

♥ ~ Brian and Suzanne Morgan
Tabitha, Jared and Abbey, too

par2lalemonde
par2lalemonde on

Bon voyage !
Quel boulot ! Quand je songe que vous allez devaller les pentes a ski, je ne peux m'empecher de vous envier un peu, juste un peu. Amusez-vous bien, et bien le bonjour a tous.

Amicalement

Bernard

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