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willmisssurfing 10.07.2020 18:18

Young family. MUC>SFO>LHR>ZRH
 
Hi EF,

What a great site. I've been reading threads on EF for maybe 9 months now, and it's so wonderful to see all of you contributing knowledge, tips, stories, etc. Even the snark/sarcasm amidst the genuine responses seems to come from a place of good intent... EF is one of the more healthy, wholesome places on the Internet, IMHO.

Right, so...

We are a family with young kids. A 3-yr-old, a 1-yr-old, and one more on the way. Wife is German, I'm American.

As most folks, we're still piecing together where we should live... office will be at Zurich HB. We're using a combination of this forum, commute-time planners, and friends' recommendations to find a place. We've downloaded every apartment app imaginable. Same desires as most people... other young families, playgrounds, good schools, walkable, hopefully a tiny bit less dense than where we currently live, maybe bikeable (1hr or less) to Zurich HB...

My wife's [German] degree is in early childhood education, but wants to be SAHM until kids are in school. We have "nearby" family in rural southern Germany.

We love hiking, cycling, [XC/downhill] skiing, sledding, kiteboarding... seems like CH will be a fun home (though must confess that we haven't done much of the above in the past year after kiddo #2 came along).

We'd be glad to meet other folks who don't mind hanging out with loud-ish (but polite!) kids or have their own :msngrin: Love grilling, mixing drinks (well... not for the past few months), and drinking coffees, and hopefully we'll find some neighbors who want to join in ;)

Glad to be part of your gemeinde!

3Wishes 10.07.2020 19:52

Re: Young family. MUC>SFO>LHR>ZRH
 
Welcome to the Forum (a few weeks late) and soon to Switzerland. :)

Medea Fleecestealer 10.07.2020 20:18

Re: Young family. MUC>SFO>LHR>ZRH
 
Welcome to the forum and soon to Switzerland. :)

curley 10.07.2020 21:20

Re: Young family. MUC>SFO>LHR>ZRH
 
Hi and welcome to the Forum.
Don't be shy about being American. :D

You can surf on Sihltalsee here. It will be a great way to experience how everything is slower in Switzerland. :D

willmisssurfing 02.08.2020 08:15

Re: Young family. MUC>SFO>LHR>ZRH
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by curley (Post 3198114)
Hi and welcome to the Forum.
Don't be shy about being American. :D

You can surf on Sihltalsee here. It will be a great way to experience how everything is slower in Switzerland. :D

I just checked that out, thank you!

The low (but super consistent!) winds in many parts of Switzerland are allowing for foil kiteboarding to see a surge in popularity, so I'll have to give it a try. :)

willmisssurfing 02.08.2020 08:16

Re: Young family. MUC>SFO>LHR>ZRH
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by 3Wishes (Post 3198088)
Welcome to the Forum (a few weeks late) and soon to Switzerland. :)

Quote:

Originally Posted by Medea Fleecestealer (Post 3198092)
Welcome to the forum and soon to Switzerland. :)

Thank you! It's been so crazy trying to figure out the move at this time... but a lot of the info on this forum has been really critically helpful. Thanks for sharing your brains with the newbies like me ;)

MusicChick 02.08.2020 08:23

Re: Young family. MUC>SFO>LHR>ZRH
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by willmisssurfing (Post 3203267)
I just checked that out, thank you!

The low (but super consistent!) winds in many parts of Switzerland are allowing for foil kiteboarding to see a surge in popularity, so I'll have to give it a try. :)

It has been big for quite a while, or at least here in the FR region ton of people I know do it. Fun sport. I'll wait a bit, my back still hurts from other boards :D

Welcome to the community! Don't feel like you gotta hide your American origin. :)


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