September 6th, 2007 – by: Cowboyd
Nicolas Tut, Saviour of Zofingen.
Well, I arrived at the Yurich airport around 1700 yesterday. My cousin Tracey and little Liam picked me up and we started to head to Zofingen
right into rush hour trafic. I didn't mind, it gave us some time to catch up.
I thought the country side was very beautiful. I know that Switzerland was very green but I couldn't believe just how green it is. Lots of farms and forests right along the main hi-way. The signs were very easy to follow. When we got "Home" for the next two weeks, Christoph, Tracey's husband was already home from work and bless his heart, greeted me with a beer. The last time, and only time, I met him was in Kamloops Canada two years ago. He is very cool and speaks very good english so it's great talking with him.
I took this picture around 1355.
Christoph and I then went to a little shop to get supper. It was a turkish place and we got what we in Canada know as Donairs. Mind you ours are based on the Greek style but they were very good. You can get them in a flat pita bread or inside a thicker pita type of bread like a pita pocket instead of wrapped like we are used to. They also use the garlic/dill sauce that is popular in Victoria and not the sweet garlic sauce that is popular in Halifax. After supper Christoph's Dad came over for a few minutes for another beer. It was good to see him again, he's funny and I get a kick out of him.
I stayed up until 10pm, believe me it was hard, but I wanted to ge my body to adjust to the new time zone as quickley as possible. I had Tracey make sure I got up no later than 0800.
The clock people that didn't dance for me when the hour changed. May be they were camera shy.
I woke up a few times over the night but made sure I kept trying to sleep.
So today Tracey and I are going to go for a walk and she's going to show me where the running trail is so I can go for my runs and then she has an appointment down town so I'll go with her so I can walk around and take some pictures. When Christoph and I went down town yesterday we took a little zip through old town, that was very cool, I loved the old buildings. I will be taking lots of pictures later!
Well I'm back from town. VERY COOL! I took 80 pictures over about 1 1/2 hours in town, I'll have to down load them later. I loved the old buildings and the cobble stone streets. I got some pictures of the statue of Nicolas Tut, the town saviour. The town was very clean and everyone I met was nery nice.
Me in Zofingen, I spot an HMCS Calgary shirt!
I stopped for a beer at one place and I saw a Chinese store so I went in and got some Tzingtao, Chinese beer, for Christoph to try. The summer is over, as at home, so there weren't many tourists, one reason why I travel at this time, but even so there were plenty of people in the streets shopping. I find that it's the subtle things that impress me the most. Like who would have thought to use two different colours of stone to make a cross walk on cobbled streets? It's probably common around here though. No one in Canada that I can think of would have come up with it, or why not decorate the underside of the eaves? The attention to detail is amazing in some of the buildings.