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Recap: Swiss Alps Pics

Helloooooo W🌎RLD!!

Here are some of my favorite pictures from last week’s visit to the Swiss Alps. For us, that included Geneva, Switzerland and Morzine, France. 🇨🇭🇫🇷 Hope you enjoy!📷

The view from our Airbnb apartment in Geneva
Big flower clock and a ferris wheel in Geneva🎡
140 meter high fountain on Lake Geneva
😍😱
Sunset on a river in Geneva
Geneva farmers market!
⬇️These are just a bunch of random flower pictures I took on a few hikes in Morzine.  I couldn’t choose which was my favorite so I just put all of then on here!🌸
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​Okay so this one isn’t a picture, but I just think it’s really cool!!🌄

That’s all I have for now, but I hope you enjoyed the pics😘

✌️ ⭕️⛎➕ (aka peace out)

~Kamaile

Back to Bad Blankenburg 

As many of you may know by now, I am the one in our family who likes traveling the least. I LOVE our home and have earned the nickname “homeboy” because of it. Thus, I wish to speak about my emotions of while we are in Bad Blankenburg

In Bad Blankenburg

Now that we are here, I am glad that we came so that we can see our friends and help others here in in the town. I am still somewhat upset since I am missing other friends and events back home, like a play in which one of my friends appears. Yet, it is still nice to be back and see what has and has not changed. I may not have wanted to be here, at first, but I am glad we are in Bad Blankenburg now.

Self Reflection

Even though traveling is not something I would choose for myself, I know that I will learn important lessons I might otherwise miss. I also get to spend time with my family, expand my horizons by learning more about the world, and help in a small way with problems that are bigger than I can imagine.

See ya!

p.s.

KEBABS ARE AWESOME!!!!

Another Adventure

Helloooooo W🌎RLD!!

since the last blog…

I’m finally posting something😅 Now that it’s summer and we have more free time because school’s out. So, you know what that means… TRAVEL! ✈️

We’re going to Europe again. I know right? Three years in a row. 😱  This time around we will be going to Switzerland, France, Germany, Belgium, and the UK. 🇨🇭🇫🇷🇩🇪🇧🇪🇬🇧

A couple days ago, we flew to London from Seattle, had a 5-hour layover, then took a short flight to Geneva. After two days here, we’ll take a train to Morzine, which is in the French part of the Swiss Alps. We vacation there with our friends for a little over a week then take the train through Munich to Bad Blankenburg!!🚈  If you don’t know what that is, it’s the little town in Germany that the #SeattleBundas visited last year to do volunteer work. I’m excited to go back so I can see some of the friends that I met last time!

BB friends:)

After BB (Bad Blankenburg), we are doing more volunteer work in Darby, England. It will be similar to BB but the people will speak english! Between Germany and England, we’ll be visiting our friends in Belgium. 

We are already in Geneva, but for some reason I still don’t feel like we’re actually here. It feels like a weird dream or something…💭 Must be the jetlag!

✌️ ⭕️⛎➕ (aka peace out)

~Kamaile

Europe trip: K’s favorite pics📸

Helloooooo W🌎RLD!

In this blog, I’m going to show you some of my favorite pictures from our Europe trip!📷

Some of the photos in this blog are included because they are pretty. But, some of them are included because they remind me of fun memories!☺️😊

Note: Double-tap (mobile📱) or double-click (computer💻) to see the full-sized individual pictures.

✌️ ⭕️⛎➕ (aka peace out)

~Kamaile

K’s European Food Education🍴

So, today I am going to blog about foods we have had through our Europe trip! First, I’m going tell you what I thought that country’s food was, then I’ll tell you what it actually was.😊😉🍴😋

I’m going to start off with Germany, the first country we went to.🇩🇪Before I came to Germany, I thought German food was all bratwurst and schnitzel. I didn’t even know what a frankfurter was until I heard we were going to be landing in Frankfurt.😂 And to be honest, I had no idea what a schnitzel was either, It just sounded German-ish. Until I actually went to Germany. 😏😂🇩🇪

When we got to Germany, the first meal we had was in a German pub.🍻 I ordered a schnitzel, Dad ordered shweinshaxe (pork knuckle)🐷, Mom ordered a schnitzel with mushroom sauce🍄, and Trey ordered a frankfurter with lentil soup. It turns out, a frankfurter is basically a german hot dog. And a schnitzel is sliced, breaded, and fried meat☺️. I had potato wedges with my shnitzel and they were good, but the shnitzel was amazing!  

My schnitzel!😄

The next country we visited was France, which I knew a little bit more about than some of the other countries we visited.🇫🇷
Before we went to France, I thought French food was all croissants, baguettes, crepes, escargot, and macaroons. And mostly, that’s what it was! ☺️ 

We stopped to get some baguettes on the way down from the Eiffel tower and ate them on the grass. They were yummy, but nowhere near as good as the jambon (ham and cheese) baguettes we got on our first full day in paris!😜 

Baguettes in front of the Eiffel Tower😋
 
We took an awesome walking tour of Paris but unfortunately, it was rainy and cold.💦We got some yummy crepes to warm us up!
Warm, toasty crepes on a rainy day☔️
 
On one of our last nights in Paris, We found a little resturaunt in the heart of the city and ordered some escargo!🐌 I wasn’t super excited to eat snail, but I was willing to try. I actually thought I might like it, because it smelled okay and you could eat it with bread and cooked veggies. When I tried it, it was worse than I thought it would be! It was sort of like a mushroom, (I don’t like mushrooms either!) only it was saltier (and yuckier!).
  
Escargot!🐌
 
Then, we went to England. Before I came to England I thought all English people had Fish and Chips all day, every day. Plus some tea, and a bit of bubble and squeak (stir-fried veggies) for breakfast. Until I went to England. My theory about fish and chips was sort of correct, people did have a lot of it, but they didn’t have it all day, every day, just alot.🐟🍟 My tea theory was also only sort of true. Did you know that The U.K. Is as much a coffee country as it is a tea country?☕️ 

Coffe in the crypts at St. Martin-in-the-Fields near Trafalgar Square…☕️

  
Poppies fish and chips that we got in London. Yum!🐟🍟 They were so good! Especially with tartar sauce.😉
 

The last country’s food that I’m going to talk about is Italy. Before I came to Italy, I thought Italian food was pizza, pasta, wine,🍷 tiramisu, and gelato!!!🍦😄 

One of the first Italian Queens, Queen Margherita, ate so much of this type of pizza they named it after her. It is also why the Italian Flag is red, white, and green. Red is tomato sauce, white is mozzarella cheese, and green is the basil topping. I can understand why the Queen ate so much of that pizza, it’s delicious!

Margherita pizza!🍕
  

Handmade pasta!🍝 Some of the best I’ve had in my life. Perfectly cooked and yummily made.☺️
Tiramisu in Italy is the best! 😛 So yummy!

I think I’ve had Gelato almost every single day in Italy so far. It’s amazing! 😛😋🍦
 
And that is basically all I have had so far in Italy😂😂 But there are a couple other things that I had no idea about that are very Italian. For example, bruschetta! Bruschetta is lightly salted bread with olive oil and tomatoes on top! It’s soooo gooood…

Anyway, that’s all for now!

✌️ ⭕️⛎➕ (aka peace out)

~Kamaile

On this day…

On this day in 1996… We were 2 kids getting married in Tacoma with a handful of dreams, very few plans, and even fewer dollars in the bank.

On this day in 1997… We were desperately trying to find an affordable place to live to Kirkland, where Laura would soon be starting college at Northwest.

On this day in 2001… We had just learned that Laura was pregnant with our first child, but had decided to wait a little longer before telling anyone else.

On this day in 2006… We were both feeling super excited and super stressed, while unpacking after moving into our new dream home.

On this day, TODAY… We take off for Europe on the next leg of our #SeattleBundas Family Sabbatical.

There’s no way anyone could’ve predicted the amazing journey that we’ve been on for these last 19 years. I’m so excited about what the next 19 years will bring.

Happy Anniversary, Babe!

Note: This is a copy of today’s Status Update for family/friends on Facebook.