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An indulgent sisters weekend (written by Karen)

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In January, I drank tap water for the first time in 4.5 months.
This is because I escaped to Geneva, Switzerland, for a quick weekend.


OK, that photo is above Turkey, but Switzerland looked similar.

I went to Geneva to attend a constructive journalism conference, which was awesome and I will talk about it in an upcoming post. But this short post is dedicated to the 40 hours of bliss that I had with my sister who joined me after the conference.

For those who don't know my sister, Debbie is a full-time neurologist with an ambitious law professor husband, three active children, and a new puppy. Also, she lives in Luxembourg. Needless to say, it's not often that we get uninterrupted quality sister time.

It was the best moment when I reached the hotel after the conference and she was waiting for me, with champagne in the mini fridge. We greeted each other with an immediate mini dance party that included jumping on the beds in excitement.

The next day and a half were awesome, and by awesome I mean gluttonous. We ate raspberry tarts and chocolate lava cakes, slept in, took a long walk, ate fondu, drank wine, ate more dessert, saw two movies, had popcorn for dinner, saw live music, and drank a bottle of champagne in the park. Enough said.


Thank you Herwig for managing all the kids, furry and otherwise, so we could indulge!


Posted by karenanddennis 11:47 Archived in Switzerland

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Love this! So glad you got time together!

by Julia Labadie

Awww, sister time is THE best!

by Erica S.

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