So, during our transition back to the States I will be making much more of an effort to get it on here. I want to do so for you, and for myself, to remember the move back years from now. I hardly remember moving here to begin with, and that was just seven years ago. One day a week I will devote to blogging... hold me to it!
I suppose I should start off by telling you we will be calling Tucson, Arizona home really soon. There is often a lot of emotion that goes into waiting for your assignment, and it was no exception around here, for several weeks we were all on edge. But now we know and we can prepare to move forward. Part of that preparing is saying goodbye to the area we've called home for awhile now, so some traveling has been happening. At least once a month I've been hopping around with friends and family trying to take it all in one last time.
We do have the added bonus of our friends moving with us. Z&B have been living next door for almost 6 years and they have called Tucson home previously. I feel beyond blessed that they will be there to help us acclimate to such a 'foreign' part of the world! ;}
The most recent adventure I want to share is our hike across Liechtenstein! We started at our hostel, walked up the Rhein river for a bit to the Swiss boarder and walked (shortways) across Liechtenstein to the Austrian boarder. It didn't take too long, considering we had a toddler in tow!! Think from a little after breakfast until late afternoon (with a stop for lunch and several restroom breaks). We took turns holding Johnny in the backpack and he walked for about 20 minutes of the trip. The weather was perfect, and we ventured up into the Alps for an afternoon playing in what little snow was left. The mountains in summer are everything I had hoped them to be!
We'd been planning this for at least a year, so it was nice to finally drive out there and DO it!
Lala starting out in good spirits!
The Swiss border:
Crossing into Austria!!
The view from the top ;}
Does anyone know what this flower is? I took a lot of pictures of flowers, something about Alpine flowers has always intrigued me.
The fields were breathtaking.
The only evidence of edelweiss that I could find:
I'm so excited to have SO many amazing memories of Europe to take home with me. One of my favorite things when I was a kid was listening to the stories my family told of living overseas. I look forward to telling all of these stories to Johnny!