Sunday, November 25, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving!


The meal I've looked forward to for an entire year. YUM.

Wine from the Biltmore!
Dessert- 2 pumpkin pies, 1 apple, 1 apple crumb, & 1 pecan.
 

Friday, October 19, 2012

Great Grapes!





Thursday, October 18, 2012

It's National Chocolate Cupcake Day!






Bake, frost, & decorate!

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Wanderlust







"Wander without purpose or reason"

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Bald Head Island

Old Baldy Lighthouse





Shark
Tons of seashells
Surfers
Fishing boat in the marsh of BHI

A weekend getaway to Bald Head Island-where you get there by ferry, where the only mode of transportation is by golf carts, where there are beach parties to 'howl at the blue moon', and where there are tons of beaches, wildlife, and gorgeous sunsets.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Ziplining on the top of the Jungfrau

We took a 45 minute train ride to the top of this mountain




Jill on the zipline!
Swiss Flag

Nick on the zipline!

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Typical Swiss Cuisine


Menu written entirely in German  ??

Alpen Noodles with Apple Sauce; noodles mixed with cheeses, potatoes, and onions.
Raclette; cheese is heated and melted, then scraped over potatoes, pickles, onions, tomatoes, etc

How to make mozzerella cheese..stir for 1+ hour
Desserts: Lots of colorful sorbets, creamy ice creams, fabulous pastries, and unsweetened whipped topping. 
Process of making the wafers that are always served with hot chocolate, coffee, and on top of sorbets/ice cream.
Meat Fondue & pommes frittes (french fries)
Macaroni and Cheese in Gruyeres
Cheese Fondue. YUM.
Rosti (similar to hashbrowns) & Bratwurst
These water taps are everywhere. On every street corner and in the middle of hiking up a mountain. It runs pure spring water. Great for filling up water bottles!

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Scariest Hike of my Life

View from the bottom of the hike. We walked across that red bridge and continued up.




Holding on tight!

Hiking in the waterfall

View of Meiringen from the top

One evening, Nick and I decided to take a quick hike that conveniently began in Meiringen. The hike was pretty much vertical the entire time. It was so steep, and there were cables we had to hold onto the entire time as the steps were so narrow.