After our wonderful meal we spent the rest of the day shopping! Geneva has a nice shopping district that is a fun bustling atmosphere to be a part of. We spent most of our time in H&M then strolled over to Bata shoes, we ended up getting matching boots! Twins! They are different colors though, so we won't be the identical kind of twins. After we had shopped until we almost dropped we stopped by a roasted chesnut station to try the treat that we all sing about every Christmas season. They were a lot different then I imagined they would be, but I thought they were delicious! And now when I sing about chesnuts roasting on an open fire, I know all about how yummy they are!
Then we wandered through the small charming streets of Old Town on our way to the restaraunt we had planned to meet Reece at for dinner. All the old stone buildings looked so magnificent glowing so brightly against the dark night sky.
When we got home we made some fall shaped sugar cookies! Karin had sent Bethy some adorable cookies cutters that we just had to use! The first challenge was that Bethy's apartment didn't have an oven .... but, I looked up directions for microwave cookies online and found some pretty good recipies for sugar cookies. The second challenge was then converting all the measurments from those recipies to the metric system. I think we converted everything correctly except for the butter .... our dough tasted extra buttery .... but that isn't necessarily a bad thing, butter is what makes everything taste so delicious. I was so darn curious about how they were going to turn out, the result .... they turned out exactly like normal sugar cookies in about 1/8th of the cooking time! It was a fun little experiment.
Cooking in Bethy's cute little kitchen
Cooking in the mirowave ...
The end result!
Bethy made some warm, tangy apple cidar to drink with our cookies while we watched another halloween flick on the computer since today was the atual halloween day.
Right next to the building where the CERN exhibit is, was this beautiful sight, we couldn't resist, we had to take some pictures with this gorgeous backdrop
When we got back to Old Town it was time for lunch, so we found a creperie with a fantastic view and settled down for a fabulous European lunch. It was a little bit chilly out today so we both ordered a cup of hot chocolate to warm us up. Then bethy ordered a savory crepe and I ordered a sweet crepe and we switched half way through to create a perfect meal!
After lunch Bethy gave me a tour of Old Town during the day. We began by going inside the cathedral. It was a very lovely church, I espcially liked the stained glass windows, they created magical, ephemeral patterns on the wall when the sun would shine through them.
The rose windows were stunning
This wooden carving reminded me of a character you would see on an episode of the classic tv series Duck Tales...
This window portrayed the story of Jesus blessing the children, it was very sweet.
Strolling through the leaf covered streets we came across a little protest, goodness they seem to be everywhere now a days.
After exploring all of Old Town we came home to warm up and get ready for dinner. When Reece got home we walked down the street to Coup de Girafe which is the cutest little eatery in the entire world. It has a very Anthropologie feel and only serves unique quiches and salads.
I got a fig quiche and it was delicious! The sweetness of the figs was such a unique flavor I never would have thought to put into a quiche but it was pretty magical.
What a wonderful way to end my last day in Geneva. After devouring every yummy bite of our pieces of birthday cake, we watched yet another movie then cuddled up to bed, Beth and Reece in their bed and me in my sleeping bag exactly one foot away from the base of their bed, we literally had a two week long slumber party! The next morning Bethy and I packed our little travel suitcases and jumped on the train to Zermatt for our snowboarding get away .... to be continued .....