I landed in Geneva after a work week in Prague three hours after my visitors. We planned a meeting point (the flower clock in the center, of course), and I had to drive only a few miles from the airport to the center. I’ve heard that the traffic in Geneva is terrible, but I had such a short distance. I figured it couldn’t possibly be that bad. Boy, was I wrong! One hour and a half later, I finally made it to the center to park and meet my friends! Thankfully, they are patient!
We had dinner at Da Paolo – a wood fire pizza place, which was delicious! We ate outside on their terrace. I was so happy to have these sweet friends in town!
Saturday was such a fun day! The weather turned out to be GORGEOUS until later in the evening – despite forecasting rain! We went to the market in the morning to buy our produce (and to taste A LOT of samples). They were patient enough to go to the grocery store with me, too. Then, we picked up one of my friends, packed a picnic lunch, and headed into the vineyards. We walked between a couple of different towns and took in the scenery, which was so beautiful! I kept thinking, “I can’t believe I live here,” and they kept saying, “I can’t believe you live here!”
When we stopped for an espresso at a little cafe, I told them about the World Championships of Tracassets. Can you believe that as we kept walking through the village, we actually passed one of the tracassets?!
We ended at Vinorama where we watched the film called, “The Winemaker’s Year.” Dinner on the terrace as a storm rolled in followed by a movie wrapped up a really relaxing day!
On Sunday, we went to church together and then went to brunch at L’Esquisse with a friend of mine. It’s one of my favorite places for brunch in Lausanne, and it was a beautiful day to sit outside amidst the incredible roses!
We enjoyed two more nights of making dinner at home and enjoying my terrace. It was so great to catch up with these friends! What a great visit!