The Fat Guy Goes Bowling


After a few days of wall-to-wall meetings, our hosts decided that we needed some social time that didn’t involve standing around a bar until closing. Their idea? BOWLING!!

I can’t remember the last time I went bowling and Switzerland isn’t the first place I think of when the subject comes up. But off we went to some little town in the country near Winterthur. My first few throws were positively brutal and I actually managed to lose my grip on one and the ball went backwards scattering the crowd. After than embarrassment, I settled down and rolled some pretty good balls. By the end, I was sorry that we were ending so soon.

A quick Italian dinner and then back to the hotel. I sat down for five minutes and the muscles in my thighs started screaming. I guess I found some that I don’t use either playing golf or riding my desk. Things could be a little touchy tomorrow morning.

The weather finally cleared up and today was beautiful. Warm and sunny and everything is so green. The air was clear enough to see some of the snow capped Alps off in the distance. Too bad we spent all day locked up in a windowless meeting room.

One more full day and then it’s off to Amsterdam and then the long flight home. I don’t know when I’m going to find time to buy all the chocolates I’ve promised everyone.

Unfortunately, I didn’t get any pictures of the countryside but here’s a picture I took on Tuesday during our one-day trip to our head office in Schindellegi. A brief moment of sunshine shows Lake Zurich in the background.

Lake Zurich