Jessica's Trip to Italy & Switzerland 1/8/06-1/16/06

* Family * Italy * Lugano * Davos *

While Andrew was training, Becky and I were skiing! Here are a few pictures of me and Becky skiing at Parsenn. I have to laugh because Andrew and I used to ski a lot at Winter Park, where they had a bowl called Parsen. I guess this is the original!

For pictures of the oval and speedskating, see Andrew’s blog here.

For a movie of the mountains, click here.

Freshies!!! The skiing actually wasn't that great. The alps hadn't gotten fresh snow since Chritsmas!  
There's Davos down below.  
I called this run “the autobahn” because it was so huge. Most of the runs were like this.  
There were fences set up along many of the mountains, and I figured out after a while that they are for avalanche control.  
There was a little café midmountain, and they had lounge chairs set out. In the sun, it was downright balmy. That palm tree in the background is fake. :)  
Hamming it up.  
I swiped a little packet of nutella from the hotel breakfast for an afternoon snack, and decided to dip a snickers bar in it. It’s Switzerland! It’s chocolate upon chocolate!  
We were treated to an amazing pasta dinner cooked by the Italian Master’s Speedskating team. They were a blast, and we enjoyed each other’s company.  
All too soon the trip was over and I was home. Lilly and Tortabella were glad to have me home. That's all folks! Thanks for visiting!  

* Family * Italy * Lugano * Davos *

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