You may not find this terribly rewarding unless you're included here, so this is a good time for casual and random browsers to turn back before they get too caught up in the sweep and majesty of the proceedings and can't let go.
Young William (or Will; or Bill; Billy, at a need; but never Willie!) is tagging along with his Mum on a visit to her childhood Stomping Grounds.
Andrea and his mom are here for dinner -- the families go way back.
William out for a ride near the Combe d'Amburnex
William on his own, curious and perhaps perplexed
Kristin at the farm of Rionde-Dessus
William left to his own devices
And off he goes!
That's far enough.
-- We're going back now. All right?
-- No, we're not.
It's time to go home, Young Bill.
The Servion Zoo, north of Lausanne
-- Lead me to the animals.
A huge tiger
William viewing the huge tiger . . .
but far more impressed by the kitty-cat.
The Morning Fellows, not to be missed.
Kristin loves nothing so much as a sanglier.
Except TWO sanglier.
Serbian bears, we're told
Cheap tricks for the tourists
The Servion Zoo motif
Will learning to imitate behaviors, in this case, from peacocks.
Feeding leaves to the miniature goats (good way to lose a finger)
Where there's water, get your feet into it.
The playground at Servion
-- Let's make him dizzy.
Bill's mastered the red wheel and moved on to the pastel blue wheel, . . .
and now he's taking it for a spin on his own.
Next comes the bouncing ladybug
And now it's time to go home.