[Sorry for the blogging hiatus. I am attempting to catch up over the next week. As you read about my most recent shenanigans, you’ll understand why I’ve been quiet for so long…]
Traveling so many weekends means that I don’t really have a “normal” Saturday routine. However, I like to think that if I did, it would always include a visit to the market. I’ve walked down to the one in Vevey a lot…sometimes to purchase produce, something just to enjoy a pain au raisin and wonder around enjoying the hustle and bustle. Once, I visited the Lausanne market. It’s SO much bigger than Vevey – literally spilling out of Place de Riponne into the adjacent streets. It takes place every Saturday.
I knew my mom would enjoy the market, and since she hasn’t spent any time in Lausanne other than coming to church with me two years ago, I thought it would be fun to take her there instead of down into the Vevey market. Plus, it meant she could ride the train (which she may have enjoyed even more than the market).
[How perfect that an accordion player is one of the first things we saw after exiting the Metro! A staple on the streets of Europe, but pretty rare in the U.S.]
[She just LOVED the kids who were enamoured by this dancing Santa Claus!]
[Have I mentioned that my mama is OBSESSED with pain au chocolat?! She was on a mission to find it at the market, and she was successful!]
[Gingerbread men are one of my mom’s staple Christmas cookies, and these giant ones in the Manor department stores made her very excited! A few days later, we were in the same store in Vevey, and they were selling these giant gingerbread men for less than $100 USD! If there was a way for her to get it to Nashville, I think she would’ve purchased it!]
[We took a break from the market and shopping to meet one of my friends for a coffee (well, hot chocolate for my mama). She was excited to be in Switzerland!]
The market was a hit! It’s fun to be in town on a Saturday every once in a while!