Day trip to Swiss town

LOCATION: Housesitting outside of Geneva, Switzerland

WEATHER: Partly cloudy. High upper 50s

Today we went to Nyon, a town on Lake Geneva, about 10 miles from our house. At the tourist office, they gave us a good walking map, and off we went to explore the city.

As usual, we seemed to have arrived right at lunch time. The tourist office recommended a fisherman’s bistro as a place with good, traditional Swiss food. On our way to the restaurant, we passed the town’s castle that overlooks the lake.

Our lunch was a salad and the town’s specialty – Malakoff. They are breaded dough balls with cheese fondue inside. Very lo-cal, I’m sure!

We walked around the lake front. In the summer, there is a lot of boating activity. The old part of town is from the 1200s.

In the spirit of Easter, they have decorated all of their fountains with an Easter egg theme.

We learned that some of the stories in the old cartoon Tin Tin took place here in Nyon. This is one of the scenes from here.

We drove home via the lake road, gazing at some of the beautiful old homes along the lakefront.

DINNER: Last of the pesto-filled raviolis, this time cooked up with onion and rotisserie chicken breast and tomato sauce

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