No dumping for a while

Folks – the one or two readers left out there – things will be on hold for a while.

The dump family are on a long holiday, without computers and grudgingly taking mobile phones.

By the time this post appears, we’ll be somewhere in the big silver bird, heading off to spend a week and a bit in London doing the tourist thing and especially heading out to Bletchley Park, where the Enigma codes where broken during World War 2. And the chaps are taking us for a day in Legoland. Bliss!

From London we go to Berlin for a few days with my sister and her husband, and see the wee kiddie who must be about 2 or something now. For various reasons this will turn into something of a family gathering, with others of the family also being there at the same time.

From Berlin we head off into Switzerland – ending up in Lucerne (Luzern), with a possible side trip from Zurich out to Kilchberg, the home of Lindt Chocolate. Apparently factory tours are not available, which takes the gloss off this aspect a bit, but there is supposed to be a pretty flash Lindt shop where you can buy all the things they don’t sell in the various markets around the world. #2 son has declared this to be a chocolate trip – he wants to buy chocolate in every country we visit. This could be good or bad!

Lucerne is the base for a trip out to Engelberg, and then by cable car up Mount Titlis – at the top it’s about 3000 m above sea level and has permanent snow. We’ll hurl a few snowballs, peer into the glacier, and ride a rack railway.

From Lucerne, there is a long train journey to Grenoble in France for a work-related meeting, then TGV (high speed train) to Paris.

In Paris there are list of touristy things as long as your arm to do – my plan is to include a tour of the sewers. Sounds odd but why the heck not? I think t’other ‘alf has other ideas…

And eventually, from Paris, back home.

Normal service will resume sometime in October.


If you get the time.. you really really really have to go to the Imperial War Museum (Aviation) at Duxford.. its awesome.. set aside at least a day to look around..


Comment by Duncan | September 10th, 2008 1:31 pm | Permalink

Bon Voyage, Dumpsters – I like the way your Number Two son thinks!

Comment by Kath Lockett | September 11th, 2008 10:02 am | Permalink

I wish I had known about the Imperial War Musuem. It turns out they have 5 different sites! (Und zis german keyboard is hard to find letters on!)

I REALLY liked the visit to Bletchley Park – for modern history nuts it is a must.

Comment by Wally | September 28th, 2008 12:14 am | Permalink

Did you see the Lion Monument to the Swiss Guards massacred in the French Revolution, in Lucerne?

Probably one of the most moving monuments I’ve seen…

Comment by Mark B | October 1st, 2008 1:42 pm | Permalink

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