Sunday, September 21, 2014

Sentimental Sunday: Mom's 1953 Europe Road Trip - Still in Switzerland

From Mom's Europe trip diary, in the "PLACES VISITED" section: 
September 21, Monday – Road between St. Gallen and Zurich, Switzerland 
Left St. Gallen and drove along Lake Constance and the Rhine until we got to Schaffhausen where we stopped to see the Rhine Falls.  They were very pretty.  From there we drove to Zurich* where I got a letter from Fred.**  We also exchanged our money for Italian, Spanish, and Frech money, and bought some Lindt bonbons liqueurs.***  Had wine at supper for first time on trip and it went to my head.

According to the "HOTELS STOPPED AT" section of the trip diary, my mother and her friends stayed at the Central Hotel in Zurich, Switzerland.

** Fred is my dad, Frederick Henry Pape, who Mom was dating at the time.  She had written to him on August 3, 6, 12, and 13 (twice) according to the "LETTER REGISTER" section of the trip diary.

*** This is probably among the first of the famous LINDOR Truffles, introduced by this Zurich-based chocolatier in 1949.

Here are a few photographs my mother took that day.  The first, of Schaffhausen, shows the Munot, a circular 16th century fortress at the center of the town.

Munot and Schaffhausen, Switzerland, 21 September 1953 / Geraldine Guokas Pape /  CC BY-NC-ND 4.0

Rhine Falls, Switzerland, 21 September 1953 / Geraldine Guokas Pape /  CC BY-NC-ND 4.0

Here is the map for today's travels:

This is the 45th in a series of posts transcribing entries in my mother's 1953 Europe Trip journal.

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