Friday, March 11, 2011

La vie est dure!

I've gotta say, this skiing-in-the-Swiss-Alps thing is really a pain. It involves all sorts of difficult daily routines beginning with an hour and a half of skiing and then...breakfast and champagne on the terrace.

Where I am continually subjected to this view.

After breakfast, there's a little of this on the other terrace

I MUST sleep here...if not, I have to stare at this scene.

After a little repose, it's back to the slopes.
We do ski. Really. Here is proof. These are my feet. In ski boots.

Of course, I'm sitting in a snowbank here and there are no skiis attached to my boots. But really...we do ski!

But not without a few breaks to rest our weary...well, whatever happens to be weary at the moment.

Like here

And here...okay, same place, different day.

And then, we need to nourish ourselves. A little extra-charged cafe and pastry...

Maybe a brief moment to take in a high protein snack..... and a bottle of wine...

Then of course, late afternoon I've never seen schapps!

After a hard day of skiing there are numerous local medicines to kill the pain.

And then after all this strenuous activity, it's back to the house to change out of those oh, so sweaty clothes...and read a little.

Like I said, this is all really a big pain!



  1. I will not be jealous. I will not be jealous. I will not...

    OH HELL, I'm jealous!

    What a holiday, Delana. I wish my life were so dure! Thanks for allowing me to live vicariously through you for a few minutes. ♥

  2. As they always say, it's a tough job but someone has to do it. And it's your turn.

  3. The minute I saw the title of your post, I knew I shouldn't read it. I'm home fighting with my husband, driving around teenagers, and taking care a leak in the basement from the spring thaw. Would I trade my life for yours... YES!

  4. It was good of you to volunteer to spare the suffering of the others....

  5. Sounds Horrid! I am so so sorry that I am not there to help you carry the oh-so-heavy burdens. ;)

  6. It's a tough life out there!!
    Where in Switzerland are you?

  7. D: would you just stop it! I was feeling jealous enough as it was, but you had to rub this in!

    I'm glad you're having a great time! Enjoy it.

  8. Plus you have great "travel hair"... Amazing trip.

  9. What a "Horrible" vacation - Looks fantastique!!!

  10. Sure does look hard!!!!!
    Great photos too!

  11. I was sort of rotten of me to write this. If it helps at all, my legs hurt, my butt hurts, and I've probably gained 5 pounds. And I am thankful each minute to have the opportunity to do this.

  12. Delana, your mountain experience so beats mine...Carpe diem, girl!

  13. The mountain, the snow, all beautiful. But the wine, the food is wonderful, the relaxation, the sleeping is right down my alley (figure of speech, of course.)

  14. Dear delana
    I ever so envy you. Looks so lovely (you)and peaceful(place). (smile)
    Hope you had a wonderful time.

    Julie xx

  15. glad that you had a terrific time. If you have any of that salami left my postal address is....

  16. My idea of heaven as friends will attest - cheese, bread,wine, beautiful scenery. What's not to like?


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