Rollin’ on the River

A couple of weeks ago, while we were in the midst of several days with highs in the upper 80s, low 90s, I saw this post on Facebook.

As if I needed another reason to love Sandra Boynton!

So after G’s nap, we headed to Mövenpick for some chocolate ice cream.

Their ice cream is so good.  It’s also incredibly rich; G didn’t even finish her entire cone!  (Andy and I were happy to help her out, haha.)

Afterwards, we decided to head down to the Rhein to see what was going on.  It was a Sunday, so I wouldn’t have been surprised if the answer was “nothing,” but there were a ton of people out and about.

G asked if we could ride on a boat in the river again, so we set off to find a ferry to take us across.

We were successful.  And let me tell you, the breeze was worth way more than the CHF 4 price of admission.

The ferries run back and forth on these tracks.  It feels weird to be going sideways across a body of water!

An impressive view!

G LOVED the ferry ride.

The bow… I’m assuming that ferry parts have the same names as ship parts.

I know I’ve mentioned it before, but the Rhein is so much nicer than the Illinois River.  It never smells (in my experience so far).  And while I’ve adjusted to seeing so many people swimming in the Birs by our house, this caught me off guard.

Lots of swimmers.  And they all had these cool inflatable, waterproof bags with them to carry their stuff.  Brilliant!

You can see the bottom of the Birs and the current isn’t that fast.  The Rhein is big and deep and fast.  People don’t seem phased by that, though.  (I did find some important guidelines online.)

The other side of the river is lined with these areas to lounge or climb down into or up out of the Rhein.

When we made it across, we walked back down the other side to the bridge.

Andy hates heights, so it’s a big deal that he held G up there like that.

Love these two so much.

Andy had the camera, so there were a million shots for Google to use to make this gif.

It was not a bad way to spend a Sunday!

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