This past Sunday Ben and I joined his program in Geneva for a quick little trip which turned into a very needed, relaxing weekend. We hit the jackpot in Airbnb hosts and had the best of time exploring around the city.
We spent our first morning running along the lake to a few of the parks and even found the best of playgrounds to play on. After our morning run we headed back to the apartment to shower up before heading over to Old Town and get a glimpse at all the historic parts of town. Old Town was definitely my favorite part to see. The streets are narrow and winding and have all sorts of lovely spots to view the city.
We also found the world’s largest bench (I am actually serious, it really is apparently the world’s largest bench) where I basked in the sun for a very long time because my skin has not felt the sun for that long in ages. I basked and basked.
I was wildly determined to find a lovely piece of Swiss chocolate and that we did.
Geneva is truly filled with very interesting things. I give you the flower clock, created to honor internationally-known watch industry and is exactly what it sounds like: a massive working clock made out of flowers.
After lounging a bit in the English Gardens treating ourself to chocolate, we made our way to the base of the fountain. I’ve really missed the whole sitting on the docks in the afternoon thing we had going on in Annapolis last summer, and it was the perfect way to spend our Monday afternoon in Geneva. The sun was doing great things and all the boats set the scene just right.
Also, do note the French Alps in the background. So cool! We spent our Tuesday with long runs by the lake, cappuccino sipping, and a dinner with Ben’s program. All in all a wonderful relaxing trip to start our little spring holiday off with!