March 9, 2017

After visiting my sister in Kiesen and our friends the Zbinden's in Derendingen we reached our home campground in Egnach, Switzerland. With this our travel to Morocco is at the end. We are here to prepare us and our RV for our next trip.

March 6, 2017

Today we stayed in Basel. Here starts the carnival on Monday morning at 4 am. All lights in the city go out and big and small lanterns start to shine. And they are accompanied by pipe and drum corps. We didn't sleep this night and were there at 4 am. My picture shows some of the lanterns.





March 5, 2017

Today we took the train to Liestal (about 1 hour). Here they have the traditional «Chienbäse-Umzug» (Pinewood broom parade). Men and women carry heavy burning pinewood brooms and move fire wagons through the city to banish winter. I think this can only be seen in Switzerland. In other countries, the security regulations are this strict that something like this can't be done anymore. 

March 4, 20127

Today we traveled from Villeneuve to Basel in Switzerland (227 km). We wanted to see our son Patrick who lives here. The picture shows the Market Square and the Town Hall of Basel.

March 3, 2017

Today we traveled from Auberives-sur-Varèze in France to Villeneuve in Switzerland (291 km). With this, we reached our home country after some month of traveling. The picture shows the view from the campground in Villeneuve to the French mountains.

March 2, 2017

Today we traveled from Apt to Auberives-sur-Varèze (south of Lyon) in France (249 km). On the way, we visited the city of Vaison-la-Romaine. It has a Roman and a medieval part. Then we passed the city of Sault. This region is known for growing lavender and producing lavender oil and other things. The picture shows the valley at Sault with some lavender fields.

March 1, 2017

Today we stayed in Apt, France. I had to do the monthly bookkeeping. In the evening we walked into the city of Apt. The picture shows an entrance to the old city.