On y va!
That’s French for HERE WE GO!
After weeks of planning and hours of packing and organizing, we were finally on our way.
This kind of trip takes a lot of preparations, but more on that later.
The kids were so excited to get on the road.
Our plan was to drive to Zurich, Switzerland, which is about 5 hours from Luxembourg. We traveled South through Luxembourg, across the Alsace region of France and then on to Switzerland. It took us about 7 hours total because we had to stop to feed Finley, stop for the rest of us to eat lunch and then a stop at the Swiss border to get a special registration that is required of all vehicles.
Shawn is truly giddy about driving us around in an RV and he’s really good at maneuvering, reversing and pulling into narrow spaces.
Hannah: Is Mommy going to drive the RV?
Me: Probably not.
Hannah: Yea, you might break it and then we’d have to sleep in a broken RV.
Paying tolls at automated machines is a bit tricky.
We’re bigger than a car, but smaller than a semi truck.
When we arrived, Shawn set up the RV and I took the kids on a walk to the lake.
I think I’ve said it before, but I think Switzerland is one of my favorite places in Europe. It’s clean, safe and the people are just so friendly. And also – one of my favorite people that I’ve become friends with in Luxembourg is Swiss.
At the marina on Lake Zurich
The next morning we ate breakfast and headed into the city.
We took a bus and then a train way up in the Uetliberg mountain, which is 2850 feet above sea level.
Then we hiked about thirty minutes to the most beautiful view.
Finley thinks his dad is terribly funny.
Ok, that’s it from Switzerland.
We’ll be passing through again on our way home.
Next stop…Northern Italy.