Sonntag, 27. Juli 2014
As you may know, boys toys are usually a bit bigger, a bit louder and a bit faster. Many boys are dreaming to sit one day in the cockpit of a train. Well, we made for two big boys a dream come true. But let's start at the begin.
We (my family and I) made my dad and my hubby a special birthday gift: they received a ticket from Locarno to Arth-Goldau (through the Gotthard tunnel) where they were allowed to sit in the cockpit and get more informations about the train, the job as an engine driver and the story around the Gotthard tunnel. We started the journey by sunshine on the motorway to Arth-Goldau, where we changed into the train to get to Locarno.
I admit, that I usually don't like to travel by train, but a loving woman does a lot of things *smile*. The countryside on the trip was beautiful.
Switzerland offers not only cheese and chocolate, no, we have also very beautiful mountains. I find them stunning as long as I don't have to climb on them. It's much more comfortable to enjoy them from the bottom... sitting comfortably in a train *smile*.
Seeing the church from Wassen, I have to think automatically on a Swiss Comedian (Emil Steinberger), who made a sketch about it. It's a very old sketch, but I always have to smile seeing the church.
Finally we get to our destination, Locarno, where we enjoyed a relaxed day.
Feet up ... (I know the finches are quirky ... but that's maybe why I love them *smile*).
... it's time for a glass of whine. Yes, that's the way to enjoy life. Psst, ladies, when you make your hubby such a gift, you have something to enjoy too ... but don't tell them.
Locarno by night. It's a beautiful little town, but too noisy for me. I'm a real bumpkin, I know.
Selfie of a different kind.
And then the big day came. My parents and my hubby waiting for the train to arrive.
No, that's not the "real" engine driver. But our boys were allowed to have a seat on his chair, so that they could have the real feeling, how it would be to be the master of the beast. Our men were happy, but honestly, if I look at the cockpit, I would wish me more color and maybe some flowers in a vase. If you ask me, the interior designer did a poor job.
And if you believe that I was sitting in the cockpit too, to make this photo, then I have to tell you, that I'm not nuts. No, my mother and I enjoyed the trip in the passenger compartment with a good old cup of tea, a sandwich and a chat. We chatted without a break from Locarno to Arth-Goldau ... and that is something, isn't it :o). Only once we had to phone to the cockpit, to complain about the hard break in Biasca, and that they shall take away the brake from the hands of our hubbies.
Of course, you want to know, where Noah was during this time. He took care of everything at home, not everyone can enjoy an easy living. Dear neighbours thank you, for taking care of him and the bunnies.
Habt alle eine gute Woche / Wish you all an enjoyable week