Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Halloween in Switzerland

Madison was a Cheerleader and Ellie was princess Ariel (in her wedding dress). Madison practiced a cheer: "Give me a T. Give me an R. Give me an E. Give me an A. Give me a T. What does that spell? TREAT!!!" Of course, Kent was a little sad that it is the first word, next to her name, that she can now spell. Since Halloween isn't celebrated here, we went to an American Halloween party at a Zurich ward last weekend, and then had the girls Trick-or-treat to every room in our house. They loved it just as much, and we loved not being cold outside.


One of our first weekends here in Switzerland, we took the drive in to Munich to witness Oktoberfest. We came, we saw, rode a few rides, and quickly left the millions of people who were enjoying several beers. Ellie was a hit with all the drunk German men. She was offered a rose by one, and a large pretzel from two other men. I was also asked if I would like to get a drink with the two young guys who rode the log ride with Madison and I. I guess they wanted to make up for splashing us the whole time! It sure is fun to see how other cultures enjoy life.

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