Visit Kevin's dad in Switzerland

Schaffhausen Travel Blog

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arrived at Kevin's dad's home
We arrived in Zurich just before 3pm, and waited for our luggage. Luckily nothing was lost and we breathed a sigh of relief and went to the car rental office. They  upgrade our compact to a MB B class car, which we never see in the USA, it's a cute little car, has a GPS navigation system. After figuring out how to set it in English, we programmed it and went on our way. From the airport to Schaffhausen was mostly a two-lane country highway, sometimes with bike lanes right alongside. Trees, green hills, lots of sunflowers, corns, and cows were the main attractions. We had to cut across a sliver of Germany on the way, and it was pretty informal border crossing, not having to get out of the car or even show our passports. But they did ask to see Kevin's passport last time he was here a couple of years ago.

We crossed the Rhine river, and near the town of Schaffhausen saw a sign to where we would be going tomorrow night, the Rhienfalls waterfall.

At Kevin's dad's home, we were early and took a walk along the neighborhood for a few minutes before his dad and step-mom came home We met Douglas the dog and chatted away for hours. Dinner was casual at home in the winter garden. Douglas is a spoiled dog now but he was a little jumpy with new people.

portia says:
we got lucky! btw I managed to pack into a small carry-on and a backpack of my camera stuff. A compression pack inside the carry-on inspired by you :)
Posted on: Aug 17, 2008
cmgervais says:
Free GPS! I am so jealous :^P
Posted on: Aug 17, 2008
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arrived at Kevins dads home
arrived at Kevin's dad's home
Kevin and his dad Chuck talking af…
Kevin and his dad Chuck talking a…
Douglas the dog resting in the kit…
Douglas the dog resting in the ki…
Schaffhausen Restaurants, Cafes & Food review
Dining at the Rheinfall - waterfall on the Rhine River
A restaurant at a spectacular location, the Rheinfall - a waterfall on the Rhine. The waterfall is right outside the windows of the restaurant, so you… read entire review
photo by: portia