Tuesday, August 7, 2007

Girls Night Out

One of my favorite things about being over here is the friends I've made. Most of us came moved to Zurich within a couple months of each other. And we all hit it off right away. We've all tried to have a girls night out at least once a month(without kids haha!) We usually go to an upscale restaurant. But this time we decided to spice things up a bit and do a spa night. Erin was gracious enough to hold the get together at her house. And we all brought potluck to enjoy during all the fun. We all took turns pampering one another with face, hair, and foot treatments. And we tried to watch Pride and prejudice, which I've never seen. But we all got caught up in the girl talk. So the movie will have to wait for another night. Thanks to Alyssa for finding "Lush" (the spa creams), I will definitely will be getting some more soon. I wonder if Josh will be up for a spa night. Ha!

Monday, August 6, 2007

Cinque Terre

Josh went backing packing through Italy with his friend Tally a couple weeks ago. It was 10 mile hike through 5 cities along the Mediterranean coast. They didn't have a hotel available in any of the cities. So they ended sleeping in a parking lot by their car. Josh said it was quite an adventure, seeing as they cliff jumped, swam, hiked, snorkeled, laid on the beach, explored the cities, and took pictures of crazy Europeans. Ha! They ate Italian food and even enjoyed freshly squeezed lemonade. While hiking they found lots of fruit trees, vineyards, and olive trees. They had a blast exploring world war two bunkers, cities and people. But after one night of sleeping on cement, they decided to call it a trip and head home. On the way back they stopped in Lugano to eat pizza one last time before getting back to reality.