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24 May

Well we had an interesting time traveling to Israel. I had setup reservations with Swiss Airlines a few months back. When we arrived at Heathrow, the reservation was in place but the eTicket was not completed. Fortunately we arrived way early and our seat assignments were not lost. Because we wanted to arrive in Israel the same time as Leora and Fred, we scheduled our travel to Israel with a night in Zurich.

We were hoping to see the Chagall windows in the Fraumünster (Minster of our lady) Church. However, we made the mistake of taking a taxi from the airport to our hotel during a football match. What should have taken fifteen twenty minutes took almost an hour. Therefore, we arrived at our hotel when the church was closed.

Pearl was up late the night before. She had been fighting a virus for the last week and a half. So, we were tired and ready to relax. We checked into the Hotel St. Josef and then made our way out for dinner. The altstadt (old town) area of Zurich is quite picturesque. Though the kids could not stand going into the restaurants which were serving fondue (They did not like the smell), the place we did eat (italian) was very good. Susie and I checked out an art gallery, which was hosting an artist who focused on Swiss products like Ovamaltine (Ovaltine in the US). We wish we could have stayed longer, but this was just a stop-over.  We’ll definintely make a trip back to see the Alps.