Dwight Peck's personal website

Winter 2018-2019

Let's see if we can squeeze through another Year of Trump!

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.

Packing up for the big move -- Jan.-Feb. odds and ends

It's time for the Christmas nativity crèche to come down.

Neat little baskets of fish, etc., a hand-crafted Neapolitan specialty

And some Latin American things stuck in for diversity

Views from Monthey, Switzerland

The Hôpital Riviera-Chablais comprises several institutions, each with its own special focus, in the cantons of Vaud and Valais near Lake Geneva, i.e., Lac de Léman. This is the part of it on the hillside above Monthey, in the Valais, specializing in surgery.

The view from the hospital, down over Monthey in the Rhône Valley -- the name 'Chablais' refers to the plain and mountains to the south of the eastern end of Lake Geneva, including the Savoy region of France and parts of the two Swiss cantons. The peaks on the skyline are the Grand Muveran left of centre and the Dents de Morcles right of centre.

The same view shifted just a bit to the left, or east, with the Argentine now in view on the left

Looking from the little train stop behind the hospital northward towards Ollon

Monthey's in the canton of Valais, but our village of Ollon, across the Rhône, is in the Canton of Vaud. Mont d'Or is up on the left.

Ollon, Switzerland -- we've been there for five years but are unfortunately pulling out very soon.

Melvin the Doge is trying to stay out from underfoot as the serious packing-up gets underway.

We don't always know how Melvin gets onto his perches. This should have been impossible.

Melvin is clearly uncomfortable watching his little world getting stuffed into cardboard cartons.

A snow day at the end of January 2019

Les Dents du Midi from our back porch in Ollon

The Rue du Carroz from our front door

The little Rue de Margeiron across from our door

Our parking space on the left, looking down towards the river

The Rue du Carroz, and the préalps along the French-Swiss border across the way

A recent facelift for that house

Melvin and an unwelcome visitor -- a stand-off

And goodbye, too, to our cute little Volvo (Sven), soon to be taken off our hands by a friend, for an advantageous sum, whose daughter is learning to drive and needs in inexpensive car to practice with.

The Grand Move to the great state of Virginia, USA, 3 March 2019, and . . .

. . . arrival with a couple of suitcase in Staunton, 4 March, awaiting our 'container' (five weeks later).

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