A few pics from my LA trip.. Some views from the airplane:

Phipps Conservatory

We went to Phipps Conservatory in Pittsburgh on Friday and I took a ton of pics! Here is a teaser:

Winterthur Museum

Today I went to go see the Fashion in Film exhibit at the Winterthur Museum in Delaware. The Museum is a large manor and grounds that was owned by one of the Du Pont family. They have a visitor’s center, and trams to drive you around the grounds, and a shuttle to take you to the house from the visitor’s … Continue Reading →

Interlaken, Switzerland – Monday

The morning after our day in Zermatt, we caught the train back to our car, and then headed for Interlaken, also in Switzerland. It was a shorter drive, so we got there by lunchtime. The drive was really cool:

The Klein Matterhorn, Zermatt, Switzerland – Sunday

After lunch, we headed out to the cable car to go to the top of the Klein (Little) Matterhorn. On the walk to the cable car ride, we found that the Matterhorn had come out of hiding!

The Gornergrat, Zermatt, Switzerland – Sunday

Sunday morning, we took the Gornergrat, a cog train up to a glacier with a nice view of the Matterhorn and the whole range of mountains, include the tallest mountian in Switzerland, the Dufourspitze. All the way up the mountain, it was a wall of white clouds and we couldn’t see anything. But we only had the one day, so … Continue Reading →

The Drive to Zermatt, Switzerland – Saturday

Goodbye to Lake Como! I think this picture of Lake Lugano. The drive to Zermatt was interesting. It took us so long to drive around Lake Como, that we were afraid we’d have the same agony driving around Lake Maggiore. So we opted to take this little road that cuts across from one side of the V shaped lake to … Continue Reading →

Villa Carlotta, Lake Como, Italy – Friday

After visiting Villa Balbianello and lunch, we went to see Villa Carlotta,in Tremezzo, which has a lovely lake view, but is on the oother side of the road from the lake. It has immense gardens that are vertically built into the hills, so lots of ups and downs and tiers. The villa itself is full of statues and art and … Continue Reading →

Lake Como, Italy – Friday

Today, Friday, went better than I had hoped – we met the lovely Gigliola at 9am, and she is a professional tourguide and worked with the Star Wars production when they shot here. She gave us a lovely tour of all the places they shot scenes from Star Wars, all along the way, she pointed out spots where the crew … Continue Reading →

Füssen to Austria to St. Moritz to Lake Como, Italy – Thursday

Goodbye to Füssen! Today we drove to Italy – through the mountains in Germany and Austria, through the mountains of Switzerland, and into Italy. Four countries in one day. Easy border crossings – just gestured through. We stopped for a restroom break and to take in the view in Austria – they had a beautiful view of the tallest German … Continue Reading →