Our last month in Geneva

The weather was hot, and the kids slept outside, on our hard concrete patio with just a thin blanket, much of the time.On the wooden Ferris wheel at Parc La Grange

In Yvoire, with Aamer

Swimming at the "beach" in Yvoire. It was beautiful, the water was warm, and I swam far out and got a great view of the castle.

Aamer caught a little perch! Kenny was very impressedWe finally got to take the CGN ferry on Lac Leman

We saw this guy piloting a model zepplin, used for advertising

Kenny and Peter and neighbor kidsOur neighbors and friends Nadja and Erik

The day after the swim in Yvoire, these itchy red bumps came up on Kenny's legs. Kenny and Peter had both been really itchy about an hour after the swim, but only Kenny got these bumps the next day. Luckily they went away after a few hours. It turns out they got what's called the duck flea parasite, common in some parts of Lac Leman.Kenny hunting for coins at the beach.

He actually found quite a bit, but not with the metal detector.Our last picture of Peter in his high chair - this was before we sold it.

Last ride on the wooden Ferris wheel!Peter helped turn it

A day trip up Moleson, a mountain with great views near Gruyere

Ready for bonfires on Swiss National Day

They used the stairway space very efficiently - instead of having landings on the steps to make it safer, they put railings halfway across at intervalsA great view of Gruyere Castle off in the distance

A few pallets of fireworks, right off the trail

Getting ready to go down the summer sledge track

In Gruyere

At Baby Plage, very close to our apartment

A day trip to Solothurn. Neat playgroundLots of float trips were happening down this river

We stopped on the way home at MurtenThe Slow Up bike ride around the outskirts of Geneva. It was quite the haul, carrying Peter on my heavy bike! Lots of entertainment and free Rivella, though. Most of the uphill was at the beginning, which was good.

At the Fete de Geneve

Michele showing us these neat bags that are used to make ice when there's not enough room in the freezer to put in a regular ice containerA "room sale" (kind of like a garage sale)

The famous choir seats at the Geneva CathedralAt the Art and History Museum in Geneva, the kids showed us a project they made at their Wednesday program at the community center.

Another lovely visit to the beachPeter with the neighbor boys - Thibault, Quentin, Elliot

Moonrise over the cathedralThe Ludoteque bus at Parc La Grange

A panorama of our apartment courtyardWith Alison and her children, the day the movers came

The movers set up an outside elevator, just like they did when we moved inI bought the kids some candy cigarettes - something you don't find so easily in the US!

Dinner at our neighbors house - Karin (Mom), with daughters Kim and Sydney

I'm going to miss the ubiquitous fountains

We'd seen the Brunswick Monument from across the street numerous times, and finally went there to check it out. Weird history - a British noble with no family connection to Geneva loved it there so much that he gave the city all his substantial fortune in exchange for letting him build this monument (to himself) there.A bike ride with Peter - free bike rental

With Nadja and Eric at the park againEric picks up his new BMW at BMW World in Munich!

It's an amazing building.The museum was pretty cool as well.

My friend, Roger, likes the M1.Not all BMW's are big gas guzzlers! I had a very nice impromptu guide while in the museum as well.

Dropping the car off at the airport before flying back to Geneva.