Heading off to Geneva to visit CERN and the LHC…something I’ve been wanting to experience since the Higgs Boson discovery. I guess most people go for the scenery, skiing, and banking secrecy but I just wanted to stand above the protons smashing together 100 feet below and scattering whatever smaller particles the impact revealed. I probably picked up a few rems as well. I know it’s pretty nerdy to get excited about some unseen and unseeable particles but it was like standing at the center of the universe for me.
I did also manage to venture to my other great interest near Geneva…Gruyere with fabulous fondue. The town was a train ride and short transfer away and well worth the trip. A castle to visit, chocolate to eat and, of course, yummy fondue overlooking the oh-so-green valley.