Saturday, August 1, 2009

I'm going to start bringing my SUIT CASE to the grocery

Seriously. How is one person supposed to carry a: case of beer (tall boys mind you), 2 bottles of wine, stuff to BBQ, ice creams cones (for nathan not me), and food for the rest of the weekend by themselves for 1/2 a mile - UP HILL! Okay so it is downhill in that direction but still FAR with all that heavy stuff!

Normally I wouldn't try to get all that in one trip BUT today is Swiss National Day so I had to buy everything yesterday b/c stores are closed on a national holiday and nothing is ever open on Sunday. (We got burned by this last week trying to buy beer for our cricket game - which Nathan had a fit over b/c we ended up paying 4 CHF (Swiss Francs) per beer at a Kiosk instead of about 1 CHF at the grocery store. Blah Blah Blah - throwing money out the window - Blah Blah Blah). Hence the case of beer this weekend - fool me once - don't fool me twice.

One thing that I needed for the BBQ was a grill. Which of course we don't have, but here they have these Einweggrills. Basically a one time use grill. So cool! I've never seen one of these in the States (of course I've never looked for one either). Have you guys ever seen one? So you can basically have a BBQ anywhere! This would be perfect for Tailgating!

So last night we had a BBQ at Zurichhorn Park. I posted something last minute on (a local english speaking meet up group website) to see if anyone wanted to join us b/c it was such a beautiful night. We had a great time - it was a small group (only 6) so we really get to know each other. Have I mentioned how much I love hanging out with such an international group? I do. I love it! Countries represented were: Germany, England, Holland, India, and of course the US! At one point we recapped the "swimming fiasco" last weekend with all the naked men and that turned into every one sharing their "War Stories". HI-LAR-I-OUS! The guy from Holland even told a story involving going to the gym, hair dryers, drying below the belt - you see where I'm going with this! So damn funny! I guess us Americans aren't the only ones that are uptight:) For being so conservative the Swiss are TOTALLY fine with nakedness! Who knew?

Not sure why Ehsaan had his butt in the air - but this was our group!:)

After the BBQ we went to the Bar at Lakeside Casino. Very posh with "beds" as some of the seating (kind of like that episode of Sex and the City) and a sand floor. Very cool but I guess I'm to old for that crap b/c after my back wasn't supported for an hour and we had sand in our bed - I had to go home:) Who thought that would be comfortable anyway? Posh? Yes. Comfortable? o. Me Old? Hell yes.:) Anyway, here's a pic of our group on our bed:

Today we are just chilling around the house trying to plan our travels for Italy & Austria/Germany in September. Tonight we are heading to another open air bar/"pool" on the river - the Rimini Bar. We heard it was pretty cool so I'm excited to see it. Then we are headed to the lake to see fireworks for Swiss National Day! I'll have pics tomorrow!

Pics located here if you can't see these.

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