Ahhh, going away parties. They have become quite an event in our lives. And yet, we hadn’t really put much thought into how we wanted to say goodbye to Geneva.
Never fear, though, because dear friends Robin and Bryn HAD.
And the result, was Le Jaquestoque!
An adventure weekend that took going away parties to yet another level!
First, fireworks at the Fetes de Geneve:
Brett and Stuart watch Geneva burn. Feels a little ‘Fight Club’ to me.
Followed by a short, 20-odd km bike ride through the Swiss countryside:
(photo by Bryn)
(photo by Bryn)
Then a little more bike riding to the real event of the weekend–PARAGLIDING!
Bryn prepares for takeoff!
Brett comes in for a perfect landing.
While I don’t think I could ever go paragliding on a regular basis (nausea mixed with a keen sense of my own mortality is not a sensation I tend to seek out), as an experience, I can’t recommend it highly enough. Especially soaring over the city we have lived in these last 2 years, as we bid it adieu.
Admittedly-not a great picture. BUT, it was the only one I managed while actually paragliding! Taking pictures required letting go, something I was NOT very anxious to do!
As excited as we are about this next stage of our lives, I am sad to be leaving. Well-not sad to be leaving Geneva. In fact-I am pretty ready to leave Geneva. But I am sad to be leaving these good friends. People without whom, I don’t think we would have survived the tough parts of the last two years. And without whom there would have been many more tough parts. Even writing this, I’m feeling a little bit teary. I will miss you. Terribly. But it will help to remember you like this:
Kaitlin, Bryn, Robin, Stuart and, of course, Brett.
Or, perhaps more accurately, like this:
Thank you, thank you, thank you-for these 2 days, for the last 2 years, for everything.