Lugano, Switzerland

Tuesday, July 20, 2010



Wow, I don't even know where to begin with this whole trip! The first day was Awful. There was traffic and a whiny dog and not finding our campsite and waiting for a bus in hot hot sun and dehydration and being cranky with eachother and finding out there's no return bus to our site and almost being late for dinner reservations and the heat and it rained on our tent when we didn't have the rain thing on AND a Harley Davidson festival in town! (so our quiet relaxing dinner along the water was a noisy one). I'm not sure we were actually talking by the end of the night because we were so worn out and cranky.
So needless to say the first evening wasn't as romantical as I had planned...
And mark definitely didn't get to see the "relaxing lakeside town" that I had described...
but it did turn around the next day when we decided to skip hiking (the heat, omg, the heat) and laze around town enjoying breakfast, thrifty finds, gelato and street food vendors. 
=)

P.S. The Lucky 7..


56 comments:

Fashion Butter said...

This always take a turn for the better when gelato is involved!


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M.A said...

It sounds like after a rocky start it turned out to be amazing! I must admitte i have been all over the world but i never have visited Switzerland. Going to add it my list. I am wishing you a fantastic day.

Katie said...

Aw, glad it got better :)

Diana Mieczan said...

The heat can really get a person...Uffff I am glad you both had a great second day and those are such a pretty rings:)
Kisses,darling

this free bird said...

I basically love your rant. It's so easy to relate to and I feel so less alone in the world:)

Left you a comment back on le blog, but wanted you to know how hard it was to decide where cuppie was going to next. Please enter when Heather gives him/her the kiss off next!! Cuppie needs to see Switzerland too. I needed to have 40 of those things to give away.

ps - Ebelskiver giveaway will be up in an hour or so. Come by and throw in your details!

Anyway, back to your romancey trip...your rings are fantastical!! LOVE. All of your pictures look awesome. You live in such a watery paradise...happy to hear you guys were able to turn it around and have a good time.

I was chuckling along reading...sounds very familiar and very real.

xoxo-Carrie

kirstyb said...

yikes x

TASHA B said...

gorgeous
xo.

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Naina said...

love the collage! Makes me want to go there! did you take all those pics???

SwissTwist said...

Those rings are gorgeous!!! Love them :-)

Lugano is probably my favourite city in all of Switzerland, never been camping there though! Glad it all worked out in the end and you two had a good time.

Sympathy For The Devil said...

i didnt know that you're married, you look so young!
i thought you were 20something!!!

hope you're having fun wherever you are now!!!!

xxoo

Sympathy For The Devil said...

is that him in the hat????

Elle Sees said...

aww! the best thing is to make lemons outta lemonade and go with it!

Cara said...

Glad it turned around for you doll...I know what you mean about the HEAT...it's BRUTAL here!

andrea said...

sorry to hear the first day didn't go so well! but it sounds like an adventure nonetheless, and i'm glad you ended up enjoying yourselves after all :)

Tash - Label of Addiction Berlin said...

coole Collage :) und Gott sei Dank hat sich nach dem Start noch alles zum Guten gewendet. ei ei ei...

Hollie said...

lovely photos!

daisymay aka Chantele said...

Love your rings! Great choices! Pity your first day was so rough, hope the rest of the hols is good!

Daisy Dayz Home

Audrey Allure said...

Aw, even though you had a rough start at least you enjoyed yourself the next day! :)

Stacey said...

I am happy you were able to have a great time the following day:-). Don't you just love gelato? Yum, yum.

OneCraftyFox said...

I spent a few days in Switzerland last summer when my boyfriend and I went to Europe for a few weeks. We visited 10 cities and 5 countries, it was just amazing!!

Ashley said...

love the rings!!! Um, I will *try* to take a pic of the watch so you can see it in all its glory, but I'm not an expert photographer like some (wink).

THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE said...

Glad it go better after the first day. The photos are gorgeous!!!

Hope u have a great Tuesday and thx so much for the bday wishes :) xoxo

Lisa Lisa Lisa said...

Glad that your trip started to look up! =) Looking forward to more insights!

shari @ little blue deer said...

Oh, a Harley Fest, oh no! Glad your vacation is turning up, though, keep us posted! XO!

Krysten @ After 'I Do' said...

Oh no! Well... at least it got better!

christa said...

Mmmmm, gelato!

Can I come visit you?? I miss Italy and Switzerland...

Jess said...

Hope it just keeps getting better!!

xo

Michelle Reyna said...

Krystaaaalll!-Yes it was my birthday, thank you for noticing, haha. ;) Your trip sound amazing! I want to see more pictures! Breakfast, thrifty finds, gelato and street vendors?!? Sounds perfect.

Nikki said...

I can tell the photos are beautiful..I need to get my glasses out. I'm getting old.

I hope things took a turn for the better. I feel like yoiu can't fight in Europe. It's against the rules. Must be hard when you live there!

Elisa @ Globetrotting in Heels said...

Lugano is so beautiful, but like Italy, it can be somewhat caotic ;-)

I looooove your rings! What fantastic finds!

Silver Strands said...

Better to have a wonderful ending than a great beginning. It leaves a sweet taste in your memory :)
oxox
Denalee

Ren- Lady Of The Arts said...

Haha- You skiped the hiking- I didn't get the vibe you were that into it anyway- funny how the universe works-

I was thinking you might be interested in this post (Have I sent it to you before?!)

http://ladyofthearts.blogspot.com/2010/03/experience-world-from-your-couch.html

Anyway- since you are so centrally located to travel and host it might be something you and M are into- We've had only great experiences.

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Faiza said...

loving the lucky 7!

like how you turned things around for day two!

Faiza said...

loving the lucky 7!

like how you turned things around for day two!

Erica said...

Gelato always makes everything better!
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Connie @ SogniESorrisi said...

I've only been to Switzerland once, but I really enjoyed my trip.

kelli g. { bug miscellany } said...

oooh, ha ha, i've had those trips! the ones that feel like you're ENDURING them, rather than enjoying them. :P still, at least day 2 was better.

ps - cuute lil' photo montage. :)

Paislea Elyse said...

Every cloud has it's silver lining!

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LOVELY PICTUREs!!

Mia Delessi said...

That first day sounds really awful, but at least the end was great.
Great pics

Heather {A Measure Of...} said...

sometimes traveling can be so hard! it will look up tho... have FUN! :)

Jammer said...

I'm glad it turned out a lot better!

And, I was talking about "The Bachelorette" it's a reality tv dating show and my ultimate guilty pleasure haha

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Jaime @ La vie...J'aime said...

Glad the next day turned out better! LOVE the rings!

Inspired Shares said...

Sorry your first day turned out like that...at least you made up for it the next one though!
Juliexo

Leah said...

Oh I am so glad it got better! For some reason the heat just makes things worse so I totally feel for you!!!

Luvs!

Style, She Wrote said...

It may have began poorly but your pictures are wonderful!

The Zhush said...

When in doubt...gelato always helps..no? :)

Punctuation Mark said...

Looooove gelato!!!! thank god the whole trip turned around... have a great time!

BusyB said...

what a bummer... I hope tonight goes well ; ) Seems like a beautiful place sure you will find some good lol! ahhh switzerland.. always wanted to go! : ) CHEERS TO A GREAT REST OF YOUR TRIP!

Valerie said...

I'm glad the trip turned around and you had a chance to enjoy yourselves! The pictures are so pretty, I want to go now! And those rings!!! The love affair continues...

xo
Valerie

firepages said...

Jewelry always makes me melt! The trip seems like a good adventure - the good and the bad. I've never been out of the U.S. but I hear Switzerland is beautiful.

Lisa Griffin said...

I want to go, even with the terrible first day it looks so pretty!
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Lisa Griffin said...

I want to go, even with the terrible first day it looks so pretty!
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Catita said...

oh! Lugano looks wonderful and your doggie is so cute, sure he had fun too!
Catita

Michelle said...

Lugano can be soooo Beautiful in the Sun!!!

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