Lia and Zoe
There is a lot of snow in November this year. First snow came two weeks ago but then it became warm again. Now winter is back in Einsiedeln. The children have a lot of fun. They are sloping down the small snow hills around the houses.
Einsiedeln is very beautiful in winter. From our flat the nearest scating slope is just 100 meters away. And on the other side of a big field there is just 1 kilometer away a skiing ascalator to where you can easily walk.
The skating ground has already opened. So we went to it to make our first rounds this year. Lot of childs were there and our eldest is just going to learn it.
Two years ago it was so cold in Dezember that the lake was frozen. There was 40 cm heavy ice on the lake. For a few weeks they made a big skating ground on the lake. It was very funny to skate there.
It is said that if there are minus 300 degree over a certain period that lake Zürich gets frozen. There must be for example 20 days with minus 15 or 30 days with minus 10 degree. This only happens 2 times in hundred years. But two years ago it nearly happend.
It was my first time in New York and on the east coast of America. I really love America since I have been in California 15 years ago. But east coast and west coast are slightly different. And New York of course is very special by itself.
What me surprised the most was the marvelous food and beer you can have there. We had to go to a subsidiary of our company in Milford in Connecticut. Connecticut is a very beautiful country. Milford is located on the coast and about 2 car hours north from New York.
I had never in my life such a good pizza as in Milford and I had never in my life such a big quantity of different beer you could order. I can remeber a beer called “Blue moon”, one called “Red hat”. You could have dark beer like in Ireland, wheet beer tasting like bavarian beer and normal beer. One of these I tried had an apple flavor. Very nice …
This year winter came very very early. We got half a meter snow 2 days ago. It will be away within a few days, I am sure.
But today they made the nordic skiing trace which is just 50 meters near our flat. So I made my first kilometers on snow this year.
Here is a foto from the Sihlsee (Sihl lake) which is not more than a kilometer away. The skiing trace runs beside the lake up the hill on the other side. There are 4 distances: 3, 12, 16 and 22 kilometers. Nordic skiing is my favorite sport in winter.