All right, so heres a sample of the bajillions of pictures Ive taken. Many of them arent that good, or get pretty repetitive, so heres just a few (plus it takes the computer forever to upload them)
This is Newark, NJ... a suitable foil for what was to come.
This is basically what much of Fribourg looks like, lots of old buildings and towers.
Heres a view looking out on the lower town from one of the bridges (the oldest part of the town is to the left of this picture)
Here is me on a boat heading to go eat some freshly caught fish on the other side of the lake.
Heres where the fun starts... this was the beginning point of the hike that I just went on. It was in what is called the pre-alps, but there was still a mile of vertical elevation gain, so it was no walk in the park.
See that really tall ridge on the top picture? Yah, climbed that and the picture below... one right after the other.
A view out from not very high up.
A nifty trail-marking... just seemed fitting for some reason.
On the way back down, ran into some sheep. Which reminds me, in the Alps here, you can be totally alone, with not a living thing near you, and still there are bells ringing in your head....... At first its charmingly quaint, then its annoying, then it becomes just another part of the scenery (albeit an auditory one)