||[Sep. 19th, 2013|08:41 am]
It's Thursday morning here in Geneva, and soon we will head over to the airport and start traveling home.|
Yesterday we said our farewells to our lovely hotel in Bern. We had some time to kill before we planned to head down to Geneva, so we wandered around the city one last time. Jerry had been looking for some clothes to buy the whoel time we were here (he found one new outfit in Annecy), but Switzerland is pretty pricey on the U.S. dollar, and clothes are *very* expensive. But! Walking down a block not too far from the bahnhof, we spotted a store that had a clearance sale going on. 80-90% off! So he was able to get a handsome green shirt and some cool pants with lots of pockets.
Then we stopped by Migros to buy lunch for the train and a chocolatier to get some fancy chocolates. The woman helping me didn't really speak English, but my German was sufficient to ask what the different flavors were and negotiate the transaction. Yes! Go high-school German!
The train ride back to Geneva was uneventful. I finished my book (Transition, Iain M. Banks) and played some Layton. Monkey napped. We had plans to go see a museum once we got here, but we were both feeling pretty wiped out by this point, so after we checked into the Holiday Inn Express near the airport, we decided to just chill.
Dinner proved... an adventure. Geneva is more French than Swiss, and they seem to have kind of ridiculous ideas about business hours. Like, why would you run a restaurant that closes at 7 pm, and doesn't really have anything available after 6:30? We eventually found a pizzeria/Italian place attached to the train station that was decent enough, but I got a wee smidge grumpy while we were looking.
Slept soundly enough, although I'm going to try to find some cough syrup in the airport. Today will be 32 hours long, but I'm looking forward to being home. (Kitties! My own bed and pillows! Stores I know!) Colorado, here we come!