Day 3 Switzerland

Trip Start Oct 11, 2012
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Trip End Oct 25, 2012


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Flag of Switzerland  , Basel-Stadt,
Friday, October 19, 2012

Sleeping in. Not something I often do, but apparently I am preparing myself to come home...yeah that sounds good ( insert eye roll). I woke at nearly 11 today. Before Marlin left for work he shut the curtains because I was reading. It was funny to wake up with glasses on and the book on my stomach. Vacation is exhausting ;0)
I had a cup of coffee to get the day rolling and read through the book on Switzerland that I bought yesterday. I did some research on Basle and found that I managed to see most of it but the zoo! This place is supposed to have one of the best zoos in the world! Marlin and I are going tomorrow! I cannot wait!! I also did a bit of research in Zurich, we are headed there on Sunday. Most of the shops are closed on Sunday, but I am ok with that. The trip should be a couple hours an we can take our time. That city is going to be amazing!
I left the hotel About 1 pm with no plans. Just walking!! I found a shoe shop with a little picture in the window showing "xtra calves". THAT IS ME!! I went in and scored a great pair of black boots on sale. Total SWiss score!!
I kept walking and found a little restaurant that is standard Swiss that had an English menu and big beers!!! I sat there and ate local fare. Rösti (pattied hash browns with onion) with ham and cheese and a small salad. Sorry Wisconsin Schlittler's but this kicks the Turner Houses butt! Only complaint... I think thy used Limburger. Oh well, tastes amazing!
I sat there for a while and have a coffee. Understand that a coffee is the size of a thimble. I put a pic on here so you would see what I mean. It really packs a punch though! I needed it. As I left I literally went around the corner and say a sign for Birkenstocks. And on sale end of season! I got 2 for the price of one here!!!! Super cute and totally practical ;)
It must be that on fridays people come out of the woodwork. Wow and let me tell you I had a hard time not staring. I saw super tight sweatpants on men, high heels that had a girl walking with her knees bent and maybe the best mullet I have ever seen. It was flowing and had an amazing feathering on the side. He totally rocked it. I was not the only person that saw it either. I just showed enough restraint to stare. Others took pictures. Damn. I missed my chance.
I headed back because my only mission today was to figure out where we were going to dinner. The gal at the front desk was sweet and gave me a few options. I am voting for Italian!!
I am sitting in the hotel right now with the window open and all I can hear are the church bells ringing that it is 6pm. Totally beautiful and you can hear the ones in the distance. Nothing I have ever heard before. ;)
Marlin had to work late so we opted for the deli across the street that had lamb roasting on spits. We had lamb wraps. While we waited for a our food we stood in the lobby of the deli and watched Jersey shore! GTL baby! We came back and opened a bottle of awesome Pinot Noir that Marlin got while at lunch with his coworkers. Gilles actually have him a couple bottles of champagne as a gift from his brother( Marlin helped him with an engine part). I managed to have a glass of wine while sitting in bed watching the barefoot contessa on the food network. Marlin had work to do, so I was really helping a lot!
I was really nice to stay in and rest up. We have a big Saturday ahead of us!!!!
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