5/23/2009

Welcome to the 5th "Sunday Favorites"

....a brand new Sunday meme!

"Sunday Favorites" is a new Sunday meme designed to give bloggers a chance to share a favorite post from the past!!!


Hello my friends!
Welcome to the 5th run of "Sunday Favorites"!!!

I have been so excited about the interest and participation in "Sunday Favorites"! Thank you my friends for making this brand new Sunday meme so successful! I hope that you're having as much fun as I am!!! I just can't believe that we are already on the 5th run of "Sunday Favorites"...ohhh my, how time flies when you're having fun! Hehe!

For more information on "Sunday Favorites"...what this new meme is all about and "how to" republish a post...just click HERE

*If you have any questions or I can be of help in anyway...please let me know!

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So, without further ado...let's do it!!! Let's join in with "Sunday Favorites" and have some fun!!!

Thank you so much for your participation!!! I am going to really enjoy going through your "Sunday Favorites" posts!!!


Love ya'll,
Chari









Sunday Favorites
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January 12, 2009


Tagged...A Trip to the Swiss Alps!

Hello all my blogger friends....I've just been "Photo Tagged" by my dear friend Lynne over at Lynne's Gifts From the Heart! Ooooh...what fun!!! Thank you Lynne for including me in the fun! Okay, here are the rules....

The object of the photo tag are;

1) Choose the 4th folder where you store your pictures on your computer.
2) Select the 4th picture in the folder.
3) Explain the picture.
4) Tag 4 people to do the same.No Cheating! (cropping, editing, etc)!

A Fairytale Come True

In May of 2004, Russell asked me to marry him....we had been together for three years and we decided to make it "official"...hehe! I'm tellin' ya...our story is a "love story" come true!!! One evening after Russell proposed, he asked me if there was any place in Europe that I could go...where would that be? Immediately I replied, "Switzerland"! A girl has to act fast on these kind of matters (wink!)...hehe!!! So, the honeymoon trip was planned and booked! We had the time of our lives planning this trip...where would we go...and what did we want to see? Ohhhh my...there was so much to do and so much to look forward to!!! There was luggage to buy...a wardrobe to plan for....

At last, we were married June 4th, 2005!!! With the "I Do's" behind us, one week later we boarded the plane in Denver and we were on our way to Zurich, Switzerland for our European honeymoon!!! We really wanted to see Europe...to get off of the "touristy beaten path" so we rented a car. We had two weeks in Europe and we wanted to see and do as much as we could! We drove through the countryside of Switzerland, Austria, Germany, France, and Italy! I really do think that I am a woman blessed among women...not only did I marry the love of my life but we were honeymooning in Europe!!! It just doesn't get any better than that!!!


Okay...back to the purpose of this post...hehe!!!
Here is the 4th photo in the 4th photo file in our pictures.

Lil' ol' me in Horw, Switzerland


The first "trek" of our journey:

After playing in Zurich for a couple of days, we decided to take a drive through the Swiss Alps. We drove from Zurich into central Switzerland known as the Oberland. While in Europe, we seen some of the most beautiful scenery but this drive through the Swiss Alps was my favorite!!! It was breathtaking...so picturesque!!! As long as I live, I'll never forget it!!!

As we drove the winding roads...we could see all of these quaint little Alpine villages nestled into the mountainsides. I just couldn't stand it any longer and asked Russell to take me up to one of the little villages...and being the wonderful husband he is...he did just that! The photo above was taken in the village of Horw. We parked the car and walked up the little cobblestone road...all the while I was thinking, how in the world did these people drive this road in the winter when it was covered with feet of snow? Just look at the beautiful homes....the home in the background with it's pretty red shutters was glorious!!!


Below is another photo of one of the homes in Horw. Now this is just how I pictured a home to look in the Swiss Alps...didn't you?


Of course, everything is built on the hillside....just look at the little vineyard that is planted in someone's backyard!



As you can see...the quaint little village of Horw is really built in a valley. It surrounds this beautiful lake! Do you see the sheep in the backyard of this home?


Well, it was time to be on our way! Back to the highway for us...but just look at the picturesque scenery! We were at such a high elevation that the clouds were beside and below us...ohhh my! And just look at the waterfall!!!
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Another quaint little Alpine Swiss village! This is the village of Diesselbach! Just look at that beautiful blue water! These Alpine lakes were amazing...each of them were the most beautiful shade of blue/green that you could ever imagine! And look at how green the grass is! The Swiss Alps were covered in velvety green grass! If you enlarge this photo, you can see that this little village was built on the edge of a cliff...just look at the lake...everything seems to just disappear behind it!


Our final destination was Interlocken, Switzerland! This town sits right in the middle of the Alps and is very well known for it's skiing! I'll save those photos for another day! I do hope that you enjoyed your little trip through the Swiss Alps! I would love to go back...ahhhh...maybe some day!!!


Now it's time to play "Tag"! As part of the "Photo Tag" rules, I am to tag four more people. Let's play...."Tag, Now you're it!"


1. Mary at Mary's Meanderings

2. Gloria over at Happy To Be
3. Ann at Lifeatannsplace
4. Melissa at Melissa's Heart and Home



Have fun my friends!!!
Love ya'll,

25 comments:

marty39 said...

Oh Chari, what a wonderful trip. I love all the pictures, and the gorgeous scenery. What a thrill this trip must have been. Next time you go, can I go too? lol I loved all the pics. Thanks for sharing. Hugs, Marty

KBeau said...

What a great trip. We visited Zermatt and Lucerne on a trip to Europe that included a Rhine River cruise. I would love to go back to Switzerland.

xinex said...

Oh Chari, I am glad you reposted this. This is my favorite of all your posts. I love to see how happy you and Russell were and love the breathtaking sceneries...Christine

Sonia said...

Ooooooooooohhh your pictures are awesome!! Makes me want to go to Switzerland right now! How beautiful are the views and how blessed you are to go on such a wonderful trip! Blessings to you Chari for a wonderful Sunday!

Miss Bloomers/Sonia

Happy To Be said...

Hey friend...thanks for taking us all along on your Honeymoon trip again...sure hope Russell didn't mind all of us gals tagging along ha ha!! Love ya sis...thanks for coming by and seeing my Daddy and grandpa...Yes I am a very proud Ameican and always have been..Love ya sis...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Chandy said...

Chari, I'll be joining you soon, but man how lucky were you! Each picture was amazing! Those two houses you featured are just lovely! Heart ya much for sharing your "fairy tale"... ;-D Congratulations on your soon to be 5th wedding anniversary!

I've never been to Disneyland growing up so when I got married, my dh, though both of us had not much money, he convinced me to move things around in our planning so we can go to Disneyland for our honeymoon! It was a wonderful 4 days and I'm glad we went!

Kim @ Manning Family Tree said...

OMG!!! I can't believe your wedding anniversary is on June 4th. Mine is June 3rd. Except we were married in 2006 & you got married in 2005. See we have something more in common. Isn't that funny? Seeing your photos of Switzerland sure brought back wonderful memories. We went to Europe in 2003 (before we were married). We went for 2 weeks too, but we went late Feb to early March. We really lucked out as we had fabulous weather. The only place in Switzerland we went to was Lucerne. Oh but we did go up into the alps to some ski resort as well. We went on a tour when we were in Europe, so we didn't have the luxury of stopping where we wanted. I would love to go back some day & rent a car & drive where ever we want. I love this Sunday Favorites meme as I didn't see your post the first time around. Thanks! And have a happy Memorial Day.
Kim

Miss Laura Lu/RMS4291960 said...

Thank you so much my friend for taking me with you on your return visit to Switzerland! It's storybook! You do sound busy girlfriend! Good luck with everything! God Bless! Lauralu :)

Sharing with Sherri said...

Hi Chari!

Thanks for stopping by, I hope your weekend is going well, but then I guess it's pretty tough to top a trip to Switzerland!!! huh? Wow those photos are awesome! and it's sooo incredibly beautiful over there!! sigh...
Thanks for sharing your trip!

Hugz, Sherri:)

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Chari, your blog looks so pretty. I remember this post well, but I think the photos are larger this time, and they are so pretty. I remember loving reading about your love and this wonderful trip, and it was so great to read it again. laurie

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Wow, Chari...what a dream honeymoon! I love that you guys got off the beaten path and saw the towns. It just looks like a dream vacation! I just love the little sheep in the back yard!
:-) Chari, I'll be participating in Sunday Favorites, but it's my Met Monday post so it won't go up until late in the day on Sunday. Happy Memorial Day! Susan

CIELO said...

Good evening, Chari... what awesome place to be and live... those cottage by the lake... and the view of those gorgeous montains... ahhhhh, just dreamy!

Have a blessed weekend, my friend...

cielo

Mrs. Petrie said...

Awww, that was so sweet! I saw an Imax movie about climbing in the Alps and the little town looked just like the town in your pictures. Thank you for hosting this great party!

Keetha said...

Oh those pictures are just gorgeous!!! What a trip.

Cindy said...

Hi Chari,
Girl, this is fabulous! I have looked and looked at your fabulous pics. I would like to hop on a plane today, the scenery is so wonderful! You look just glowing, what a beautiful pic of you! I bet you two had the time of your lives and how wonderfully romantic. I was going to post but we were gone all day yesterday and I was just too pooped. Thanks for sharing this, I'm going back to look at those fabulous pics again... Hugs to you my friend, Cindy

Gypsy aka Tam said...

Chari,
what a wonderful honeymoon trip.
Thank you for sharing your beautiful pictures. I was born and raised in Germany and was lucky to travel many European countries, including beautiful Switzerland. Thank you for hosting.
Have a wonderful Sunday,
Tam

maidenshade said...

Hi my name is Jennifer and I can't remember how I found you - but I enjoyed your blog, and plan to join next week for your Sunday favorite post adventure. What a fun idea! This trip to Switzerland is just fabulous.

Please visit me, scroll down through the entries you'll see I write about everything from HTML, to my cats. My business, MaidenShade is the cornerstone of the blog though.

See you next week, God willing!

xJ
MaidenShade.wordpress.com

Dixie said...

Chari... I remember when you first posted this one... the photos are so beautiful... especially the last one.

Sunday Favorites... what a great idea! Have a blissful Sunday and rest of the week.

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Hi Chari, Oh, how wonderful your pictures are....so lovely!

This is my first Sunday joining you. Yay!!!!

Barb

Scooterblu's Whimsy~Rhonda said...

Chari, What a wonderful and beautiful place to spend your honeymoon. "Happy Anniversary" in advance! :) ~hugs, Rhonda

Melissa Miller said...

So amazing Chari! :)
LOVE these gorgeous photos!

Cathy said...

Beautiful pics!!! I feel like I am right there...a pictue postcard!!!
What a wonderful trip!!!You are a lucky girl!!! I have never been to Switzerland...I really want to after seeing how happy you look!!!

My anniversary is today...29 years!!! I am very lucky to still be head over heels for my husband!!!

I hope ya'll are having a wonderful weekend!!!
XOXO
Cathy

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Chari...gorgeous pictures! How I would love to make a trip like that! You are So fortunate to be able to do that! What beautiful scenery! Sigh....
~smiles and hugs!~
Mona

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Chari, thank you for the lovely and gracious comment you left on Bella Vista. I did enjoy Sunday Favorites and will definitely be here with you again.

Thank you for hosting this.

Barb

Debbie at Mountain Breaths said...

What a great trip Chari! I found your nice comment on my blog, and wanted you to know that I really enjoy Sunday Favorites with you. Thanks so much for hosting! I know you're a very busy lady.