(Continuing My Story)
It had been three months since we left Papua New Guinea and toured half way around the world to finally settle in Switzerland. We were living with Bill's parents and they were very good to us. Bill enjoyed showing me his beautiful country. Nearly everyday he took me on a scenic drive. I was so lucky to see so much of Switzerland with the locals and not as a tourist.
One day we took Bill's mum and aunt for a picnic to Gurnigal in the mountains. It was a lovely drive through farmlands and fir tree forests.
Bill had an idea!*#!
"What could it be? Where has he gone? What is he doing?"
Ah! How romantic he went picking wild flowers for me.
Another day we went over the Jaun Pass. The road was narrow and winding up and up to a winter ski resort where we had lunch.
The views were stunning. Just like out of a picture book.
With the inlaws but still not able to have a fluent conversation with them. Would I ever learn to speak Swiss German?
We also travelled to many different towns to visit Bill's relatives. I met his uncle, aunt and cousins in Basel. We even climbed to the top of the cathedral.
We landed in Locarno and we found a cafe by Lake Maggiore for morning tea. Soon we were back in the plane trundling along the airstrip and taking off for Ascona another beautiful town on the lake.
But the exciting day didn't end there. When we landed at Belp airport we were asked to be extras in a movie that was being shot there. We happily agreed. The film was called "George"starring Marshall Thompson and it was about a St Bernard dog.
We were having so much fun but how much longer could we last without working?