...I suspect I may be the luckiest kid in the world

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Pink Hair, A Red Convertible & An Icelandic Volcano

This week I took to heart Climb Every Mountain and climbed a giant giant mountain.
Bigger than any I've climbed before.
It took a sturdy pair of snow shoes, some pulling from a good friend (Thanks Aline!) and 7 1/2 hours.
Yeah - I'm pretty happy.

Spring is really coming. We even had Sechseläuten yesterday.
After spending the last week up in the mountains, I am amazed at the colour everywhere. It even smells like Spring.
I went for a walk yesterday and ended up having a little nap in the garden at a Church nearby with a beautiful view.
There's something a little different about waking up from a sleep and realizing you're sleeping amongst 100-year old graves. At least I woke up - more than I can say from those sleeping next to me.

2 more sleeps until Mamma Mia! What? You think I've seen it enough times?! Pfssht!

Next week it's off to Spain. I'm pretty excited about this because 1.) the beach, and 2.) after Spain we are going to Portugal and here I can eat Portuguese Custard Tarts. This will be the fulfillment of a lifelong (well at least 3-year-long) dream.

That is, if this Icelandic volcano decides to sit still for a while. Please, Eyjafjallajökull, don't ruin my plans. It's ironic that it has caused so much havoc, and we really can't see a thing from down here below.
I think I have 12 flights planned for the next few weeks so I'm quite at the mercy of a Volcano whose name I can't even pronounce!

In other unfortunate news, I have pink hair. Actually somehow a mix between red, pink, and purple. I was trying for dark brown with a slight auburn tinge. How did I end up with pink?!

And, in other cool news, I got to be driven around the Swiss Alps in a red convertible on the weekend (Thanks Sandro & Pam!) How.Very.Cool.


  1. So when I first read about that volcano I laughed because the name just was funny in my head, it seemed like something someone shouts when they have no other words....then I felt bad for laughing at the name of the volcano, it's not a very funny volcano and it seems to be making all sorts of trouble for people. Then I imagined that the name of the volcano is like when a child gets angry and sticks out their tongue at someone and then makes that crazy sound that no one can actually spell but everyone knows... and i thought that maybe the volcano is just living up to its name and is sticking out its tongue cuz it's angry... maybe if we change the volcano's name it will settle down a bit.

  2. Eyjafjallajökull, how do say that?

  3. Wow those yellow flowers- there are actually places that LOOK like that?

  4. You and Hannah have the same coloured hair!!!! Time to come home and see a real hairdresser.....aka JENNA!

  5. I don't care what colour the hair, just enjoy the next few weeks, and come home anyway.
    What beautiful scenery, how fortunate you are.

  6. Hurray for the passport arriving just in time. Isn't God good

  7. uau where is the picture of the narcisos?