Friday was the last day of work. Afterwards, I went to the acupuncture. At home, I ate the rest of the dinner of Wednesday, and then did the chores and packed for the weekend. The evening, I didn't see Anita and didn't eat a lot, so I had time for myself. I used the computer much and also watched TV. Of course, I had a couple of beer and didn't go to bed to late.
Saturday, I woke up rather early, had a coffee, fed the cats, finished to prepare my stuff and then Anita came. We went by car to Meirigen and in the car, we talked, I used my phone and laptop. We arrived at the tipi village near Meirigen (had to walk 10 minutes from the car park and the village) and talked to the guy there and chose a tipi. A bit later, we left again and went by car to the Aare gorges, pay the entry and visited them. We walked to the end and back and I took many photos with the D850 and the wide angle lens. When we were back, we had a lunch at the restaurant there, I had a salad from the buffet and a beer. Then, we took the car again and went up a narrow road until a restaurant where we parked and then walked down along waterfalls. Anita stayed then at a place and I went almost to the base of the waterfall so that I could take some nice pictures. I came back to Anita and then we walked to the car, but we had to wait at least 20 minutes until a truck blocking us drove away. We went to the center of Meirigen and went to a tea room. We wanted a dessert with ice cream and meringue, but it was about to close, so I just took a cappuccino and a mineral water. Then, we walked in the village and went to see the outside part of the Sherlock Holmes museum and Anita took some photos posing with his statue. Then we went to another part of the village and sat rather long on a bench and observed a bit people of a wedding. Then, we looked for a restaurant and found one. I ate meat and potatoes from the grill and salad. Later, we left and went to the car and then to the tipi village. We sat down with the other people there as the night was coming and we talked and played cards. Then we went to the tipi and prepared for the night. I also took a long exposure photo of our tipi. Then I brushed my teeth but didn't have a shower and went to sleep to our tipi.
After a not too good night, we woke up at around 8AM and then went to have a breakfast outside, which was nice. We took the time. Then, we packed and got ready and later, we left. We took the car and went to Brienz. We spent around one hour and walked in the nice village and visited some shops and also walked on the shore of the lake. I took a few photos there. Then, we took the car and went to Thun. There, we found a parking house and also visited the town, walked around, took photos and then we found an Italian restaurant. I had a pizza, a salad and a beer. Later, we walked back to the car and went back home through Bern, we also stopped on the way to buy drinks and snacks. I arrived at 7PM at home, if I remember right. I did my chores and for the rest of the evening, I used my computer and also watched a bit TV.
Monday, I woke up rather early and took it easy. I had a breakfast, then did some chores and later, I used my computer most of the time, but also pet my cats, did more chores, ate a bit, etc. Then, I went to cycle around the lake. Then, used my computer and got ready and went to Anita's place with the bus. There, I took care of the pepper plants and then we ate together something simple but good. I also had a couple of beers. Then we relaxed, talked and I used my computer. Back home, I used my computer a bit, had a shower and went to bed not too late.
Tuesday, I woke up early, had a coffee and got ready and then took the bus to Stettbach. There I bought a coke and some pastry, then took a train to Winterthur, waited and then took another one to Frauenfeld. I arrived at the Plättli zoo at around 9AM but had to wait until I could buy the ticket. I went to see the lions but didnt't see the pumas. Then went to the other part and pet the friendly male camel. So I spent most of the day walking around the zoo, between the two parts but the animals weren't much active. I didn't see the pumas, or at least not well to take photos of them. I also took some drinks but nothing to eat. Only after 4PM, I saw the puma cubs and took a few pictures, but still nothing really extraordinary... I left at 5PM. In Winterthur, I went to eat at the Mc Donald's and didn't need to take a train later. I was at home a bit before 7PM. I did some chores and then used the computer for the evening, I also watched TV if I'm not mistaken. I had a beer (or two) as well. I took a shower and went to bed not too late, because I was tired.
Wednesday, I woke up even earlier. I got ready and went as well through Stettbach and Winthertur (also had to wait there for a while), then to Gossau and then to the Walter Zoo. Quite at the beginning, I saw Armando. We took photos of the tiger cubs together, since they were quite active. We walked quite around their enclosure since they were moving, but I got a few nice shots. Then they calmed down but we still waited. Then, we went to the leopards and the chimpanzees and then tried again to wait for the tigers to get up, but no success. So we went to have a coffee at the restaurant, then walked around the zoo and took a few pictures. We went again to wait for the tigers to move again and later (around 1:30PM), Armando left. I walked around the zoo and took more photos, but also looked if the tigers were active, but no luck. Then I walked a bit around and left at 3PM. I came back a bit before 5PM. I did some chores, used the computer (I copied the photos to the computer) and then Anita came. We talked and relaxed a bit and then we went to the coop near my place to buy stuff and then slowly started to cook pasta and a tomato sauce with many ingredients. We ate outside, I also had a beer. We talked much. Then, we stated to tidy up and watched TV for a long time. Anita left and I finished to tidy up and used the computer. Then had a shower and went to bed.
Thursday, I woke up at 9 and started to wash my clothes. Then, I had a breakfast and then did some chores and later, vacuum cleaned. Then, I continued the wash, went to the Migros to buy much stuff, then finished the wash, got ready and went with Anita by car to Glattfelden. We went to a quite isolated small house outside the village where there were mini pigs. We looked at them and took photos from outside the enclosure until the woman who owns the pig came with her daughter. We went inside, talked and started to take photos of them. There were also 5 cute piglets. We pet the pigs, talked more, etc. Then the woman and her daughter left and then we stayed there and took more photos and also pet the pigs and observed them (also like two males tried to mate ;) We left and 30 minutes later I was at my place. I did a few things and then had a shower and changed my clothes, because I was stinking from the pigs. Then I did some chores and then used my computer. At around 7PM, Anita came and we went to the Qualipet, I needed some cat food and Anita got in love with two rats. Then we went to the newly opened coop of the Volkiland and Anita bought a few things. We came back to the Qualipet to take the rats and we brought them to Anita's place. Then, she took care of her new rats, etc, and during the time I took care of the pepper plants and then I ordered food for us. Later, the food arrived and we ate, we talked and chilled and then Anita brought me home. At home, I used the computer a couple of hours and then went to bed.
Friday, I woke up at 7:30AM and then had a coffee and got ready and a bit before 9, Anita came and we went by car to Mulhouse through Basel. We arrived a bit before 11 and there were quite many people. We first went to say hello to the camels, and then the normal tour to the arctic foxes, polar bears and then big cats. We stayed there a while and saw the new young lions but not that new clouded leopards. We took photos of the tigers and snow leopards too. Then went to the lynxes, Pallas cats and wolves. I could take a few pics of the wolves. Then back to the big cats and then to the other animals like meerkats. We stayed a while at the maned wolves, then to the monkeys and red pandas. Then walked to the food stand and I ate a crepe with a mineral water, it was also nice to sit down. It was getting warm. Then we left a bit earlier as expected, because the wasps were annoying. We went back to the big cats through the other way and I only took a very few pics. Anita wanted to have a tour in the small train, and during this time I took photos of the big cats, especially the Amur leopards. I saw the male clouded leopard on a platform but it wasn't worth taking pictures. Then I saw Anita shortly, and then took more pics of the big cats. Then, a bit after 3PM, I went back to the entrance where I met Anita and went together to the car. We went to the Super U supermarket and walked around. I especially bought Alsatian beer, some soaps, also some chips and sweets and finally a half Munster cheese. Later we payed and went back to the car. We drove back to my place but it took more time than expected because of lots of traffic, well, it's normal for Friday evening. I arrived at around 7PM. I did some chores and had some of the rest of the pasta from Wednesday and a few other things. Then, I used my computer for most of the evening and also pet my cats. I took a shower and then went to bed rather late.
Saturday, I woke up rather late. I had a small breakfast and then did chores for a long time. Then I went to the bancomat and then to the village fest to a stand, to take some cat food I ordered and then talked a long time ago with the woman I saw there. I talked with the guy of the That food stand who also owns the Thai restaurant direction Dübendorf. I walked around the feast and then came back home. I finished the chores and then went used my computer a couple of hours, I had enough to do. I also ate a bit and had a tea because it was getting cold... Later, Anita came. We talked and sat on the sofa, for almost 30 minutes and then went to the feast. We first went to the post because I had to throw a letter, then we looked around waited in line to have some Thai food. We went inside the Zwicky Halle to eat it and I also had a beer. We talked, used out phones and also listened to the band playing live. Later, I took a raclette even if I wasn't really hungry. About one hour later, we went back but on the way we saw Toxo. He came shortly to my place because Anita had a jacket there and then she left and I went with Toxo to the feast again. We first had a beer where the tables were and then went to the bar behind. We first had a beer there and then a caipirihna. We talked much and looked stuff on our phones and looked the people at the bar. Then we left at 1:30 AM and at home, I had a shower and went to bed rather soon!
Sunday, I woke up at around 10AM but stayed in the bed. Then I used my phone, had a breakfast and did some chores. Later I used my computer for the next hours, but pet my cats in between and did more chores, and more. I also ate a bit more in between. Then I went outside and walked to the bancomat (again) and then to the feast. I walked around and looked the small petting zoo, then went inside to get a piece of cake and a coffee which I ate and drank outside in the sun on a table. Then, I bought some caramels and "Magenbrot" and came back home and used my computer again. Later, I went to the cellar to tidy up my "collection" of beers and then I ate the rest of the pasta of Wednesday with more stuff. Then, I spent again a few hours on the computer but did a few things in between. Quite late, I had a shower, used my computer a little while and went to bed not too early.