Look what I dug up last weekend. I took this photo, with the Matterhorn looming in the distance, half a lifetime ago while studying abroad in the Swiss Alps. (It's 15 years old—literally half my lifetime.)
Was that semester of hiking, biking, skiing and climbing (rock and ice, mind you) just a faraway dream or did it actually happen? My 1990s-era scrapbook and a bunch of crazy friends tell me it was real.
I've only returned to Switzerland once since then, but you better believe I'll be trekking back there as soon as the kids are ready for such a grand adventure. (They will be "ready" when we gather the courage to take them on hellishly long plane/train rides.)
One of these days I'll get around to scanning and sharing more of my old-fashioned 35-mm photos. Until then, you can check out another shot of the Matterhorn in my shop.
2/24/2013 11:46:18 pm
What a great photo Julia! It's so cool to see your blog and business doing so well - it must be very rewarding, too. Your picture caught my attention because I'm now working for a travel designer that focuses on Zermatt amongst other parts of the Alps. Do let me know when you're ready to come back for a visit! ;) I put our link in the comment form so you can check it out - I've been contributing to blog posts and designing new itineraries - there's tons of great stuff to do out here - for families too!
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