|Beautiful forest near a road and river|
|One of the many trails up the side of the hill|
|Meadow style park|
|Well, done, doggie!|
After brunch, I wanted to go see a movie. I went to the local shopping mall, Sihlcity, named after the Sihl river. One side of the shopping mall has large, safe steps leading down to the river for people to get down to the water and play. I had some time to kill, so I took of my shoes to put my feet in. Ow, how cold! It was like Lake Michigan in early Spring. Yow. After a while, I got used to it, but it was much colder and faster than I expected.
A duck left the river to come sit near me. I told her in both English and German that I had no bread, but she just wanted to nap.
The popcorn stand was off to one side, less obtrusive than in US theaters and the selection was smaller. It was still crazy priced: 5 CHF for a bottle of water. The seats were nice and Sunday afternoon is a quiet time to see a movie, if today was any indication. Of course, the movie started on time. There were fifteen minutes of previews.
And then there's intermission. I was glad someone warned me before I went to a theater, or I would have been seriously confused. Halfway through the movie, they turn off the movie, bring up the house lights, and start background music again. People get up and leave the theater like it's nothing. No indication on the screen that it's intermission. I got a chance to use the toilet and get another bottle of water, though, so I think it's genius.
So that was today. A busy day of exploring and relaxing with ducks and movies.