Over the weekend, we celebrated the 4th of July with the American Club of Zurich at Restaurant Aldisberg. The event began at 11:30 and upon arrival, a Swiss bakery offered us mini NY bagels with cream cheese. Yum – They didn’t have to ask me twice! The outside area was complete with large wooden picnic tables, colorful umbrellas, a small playground and huge American flags.
At noon, the Star Spangled Banner was sung, followed by a live band playing festive jazz music. During a break, one of the musicians let Alex try out his drum set. Alex had so much fun that he simply refused to give back the drum sticks after the break was over. Apparently Alex was ready to play in front of a live audience! We finally pried him off the seat and made our way over to the playground, as well as to see the clown.
It was so nice to celebrate this special day with fellow Americans decked out in red, white and blue. It was a great day and we even came home with a prize from the raffle (a Starbucks travel cup) and a bag of freshly baked bagels.
I hope you and your family had a great 4th of July!