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First few months

Assorted pictures from our first few months in Geneva


This is the shipping container all our worldy posessions were transported in On one of our first days in Geneva, we were at Parc des Bastion. These university students were surveying people, asking opinions on what we thought about playground equipment being used to generate electricity. Seriously.


Our peps friends. We'll miss them! One of the many apartments we looked at. Thank goodness we found the place we're in now - this one was in the middle of nowhere.


Cool building we found on our walk to Carouge The Ronald McDonald house, in Geneva


With my friend Paige at a restaurant On Paige's deck


At the toy library. It's a neat thing they have here - a place kids can check out toys, and also play with them. Great for rainy days, and Wednesdays, when there's no school. The famous statues of Protestant leaders at Parc des Bastion


It seems like we've seen the "Occupy XXX" in every major city we've been in recently, including Geneva, Paris, and London Some pictures of the move into our new apartment




our goods were transported on this elevator to our apartment Peter loved this little merry-go-round. It wasn't the safest piece of equipment around. That's probably why he liked it so much.


Peter is not happy with mom in this picture. Something I've never seen before - a hot panini vending machine


A the History of Science musuem. We just discovered this place serendipitously, and enjoyed it. Lots of old scientific instruments. Right next to the History of Science museum, there's usually some young people doing tightrope walking on weekends


Also there's a parabolic sound reflector in front of the museum. It's amazing how well you can hear voices, even whispers. The kids and Eric went to a flea market type Christmas sale, where kids sold their own toys. They ended up buying a few things (Power Ranger guys, etc) that they really liked.


A the south end of Lake Geneva is the English Garden. There's a beautiful, bountiful persimmon tree there which I'd love to harvest a few fruits from, but they were far out of reach Some pictures from the Escalade parade that happened in the Eaux Vives neighborhood


Pictures from the Escalade in Geneva. The Escalade is a fascinating festival that commemorates Geneva's victory in 1602 against attackers from the Duke of Savoy. Lots of Genevans dress up in period costumes, and lots of kids just dress up in all kinds of costumes.


Everything seemed very authentic, down to the candles
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