Originally I had thought I would start an entirely new blog (Newly Inspired Me). I decided against this when I went back to one of my old blogs (GoodThingsInTrees), and saw how many people liked/commented some of the posts, so I transfered them all into this whole new blog, incl. all of the older posts.
Since then (2011) a lot has happened, including a recent move to Switzerland from Canada due to my husband’s job. I miss many things about Canada, but one of the best things about Switzerland (aside from family yey!) is having the ability to travel only short distances and yet getting to some of the most beautiful places I’ve ever seen.
So far we haven’t done much traveling, as we’ve only been here 2 months. We have however acquired a “half card” for traveling with public transport in Switzerland. In short, it basically allows you to travel by train, bus, tram or boat for half the price of a regular fare. Such card only costs ~$150/year and is well worth it in my opinion. Kids under 6 are free to travel all throughout Switzerland, on any method of transport. Kids ages 6 -16 get to purchase a Junior Card for ~$30/year and enjoy free travel when with an adult.
So tomorrow will be our first little adventure since arriving here in June. We are going to Engelberg, which is near Lucerene (which some of you may have heard of).
I’ve never been, but it looks nice. I got the inspiration to book our 3-day getaway from this blog. I find this woman’s posts so motivational and inspirational. She gives very specific details as to where you should take kids hiking, during what time of the year, and how to get there. She also details how difficult or easy some hiking trails, mountains and areas are for toddlers/young kids.
If you check her blog, she talks about a “tickle trail”, which I am so hoping we can do, because it sounds like too much fun to miss. It is basically a path of different sensory objects (for feet lol) around a small lake. You walk over stones, then through mud, then over wood etc.
I hope the weather holds up! Today it’s pouring rain, but tomorrow should look better. Hopefully our first little adventure will be a success.
Pictures to follow :)