Trek Women
April 13, 2009

Swiss Miss not instant cocoa...

Swiss miss 9 Here’s the thing… in the two years I’ve done this blog, Trek never updated my bio info. So I could look over to the side-bar and still pretend that I’m 38. But I’m not.  And in fact, in 7 days I’m going to turn a really, really, ugly number >gulp< 40. Agggghhhhhhh. Forty, how the hell did that happen?

Not that I ever need an excuse; but, if there was ever a time to go on a trip to forget the horror of 40 celebrate the next phase in my life – now would be it. On Wednesday, Russ, Wayne and I take off for …drum roll…


It was my pick to be a Swiss Miss for a week since I’ve never actually stopped in Switzerland, just been through it on a train. We’re renting a car and spending a week driving around with a little day detour to Lichtenstein cause it’s right there.  I can just imagine, the cheese, the chocolate, the Alps, the cheese… Switzerland is a little bit German, a little bit French and a little bit Italian – all my favorites in one country. While, I’m dreading my birthday, I can’t wait to get there!

I’ll tell you all about it when we come home on April 23.

***** Tuesday Update *****

Started packing my suitcase last night - still have no clue what to bring (except my favorite red heels, which I probably won't wear). It could be chilly, it could be warm, who knows??? Good thing I just bought a bigger suitcase.

This note is from my sister Becky, who always know the right thing to say...
"I've heard that 40 is the new 30. The women on the talk shows all say they came into their own in their 40s. My friend Kathy had a pig roast on her 40th birthday. I like how you're celebrating. Switzerland will be awesome. Have fun. Don't dwell on the number. It doesn't mean a thing. It's how you feel that counts."
Thanks Bec!


Have a wonderful time!! And while you are there try to rent a bike and ride around (or even part of the way) Lake Constance (Boden Zee). My daughter has lived south of Stuttgard for years so we have put on plenty of miles in all of the surroundings. Gorgeous. AND while you are turning the big one, I will prepare myself for my summer celebration, too! (but it ain't 40!). Have a wonderful day, the first day of the rest of your life - way to go. Mary

Posted by: Mary Strupp | Apr 14, 2009 9:39:02 AM

One more comment - try to ride BodenZee on a weekend - it is a "happening"

Posted by: Mary Strupp | Apr 14, 2009 9:39:59 AM

Thanks the the suggestion Mary! I'll put it on our to-do list, which also includes yodeling and spending the night in a country chalet. This is going to be FUN!!!

Posted by: Laura | Apr 14, 2009 10:54:04 AM

Hi Laura,

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! It has been too long since we have shared a spin bike and listened to the beast. I wish you the best on your trip! LIVESTRONG!!

Posted by: Rob Kruger | Apr 15, 2009 3:17:12 PM

Hi Rob -- the beast isn't the same without you!!! But I do my best to carry on the tradition. Every once in a while I break it out just for fun and then we all curse you for making up the drill in the first place.

Hope you and your family are well!!!

Posted by: Laura | Apr 27, 2009 8:47:26 AM

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