Thursday evening the whole team flew to St Gallen, Switzerland to watch the big tour team compete in the nations cup on Friday. Switzerland is beautiful. As are the Swiss Franks we had to get at the airport (since none of us knew that Switzerland wasn't part of the EU).
|Mama Michele and her van for 9 kids!|
|Radisson Blu Hotel|
|View from the in gate|
|Viewing hill (I think it used to be a bank for the derby)|
|View from the stands opposite the in gate|
During the course walk for the nations cup, George was proud to announce to the world that we are the "next generation." St Gallen was invaded by USA. Seven young riders wearing their USA rain coat, five senior riders wearing their USA rain coat, plus Michele, George and Lizzy all wearing their USA rain coats. It was quite a sight.
|Nations Cup Course Chart|
|Triple Bar - Plank line|
|Water jump and everyone in deep discussion about the placement of the tape...|
|Tidy Bowl Blue!|
|The dreaded last jump that came down quite a lot|
|Charlie 1st for USA|
|Rich over the 1st jump|
|Rich over the 2nd jump|
|Margie coming out of the triple|
|Chris jumping the oxer after the water|
|The winning team|
To be continued....