Our year 2008
SchoppernauThis time we spend our ski holidays in Austria. The girls make amazing progress on skis, probably thanks to the kind skiing instructor.
TrampolinOur trampoline is popular and a magnet for children of the neighbourhood. But once Janine had bad luck. The result of a faild jump were several weeks without jumping.
RunningAlso this year we take part in some running and orienteering events.
Already for the fourth time we spend a week at the same place in the Jura (region of Switzerland). We often go to the indoor swimming pool and we do some hiking: e.g. around a nice lake, through a gorge or to a tower on a hill.
MuenstertalWe enjoy 3 days of vacation without the children. We do some orienteering, little sight seeing and have a view from the hotel room.
HeidelbergThis year again we visit Great-grandmother and Great-grandfather in the old people's home in Heidelberg. We also go to the fairy tale forest ("Märchenwald") a technical museum and an amusement park.
ZypernAs an extended family (with Nonna, granny and Emmi) we fly during the autumn holidays for one week to a warm place. For the children much is new and interesting. They like anyway to swim and play in the water. They also like to collect shells. There are e.g. also interesting trees for climbing, (half) wild cats and the childrens disco. The adults enjoy the fine food, the children above all the plentiful cake dessert....
GeocachingA new hobby is coming up. Especially Papa searches, besides orienteering controls, also small plastic boxes, that are hidden at least as well, that no hiker or orienteer finds them accidentally. Also Selina likes that "treasure hunt". In most cases there is a short hike, a brain teaser or even a small adventure included.
Hiking is fun if there is a lot to see and to experience. The "Dwarf hike" with a rock castle, some caves and small huts is a good example for that.
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