Our house is not large, but the guests didn't mind making do with what we have to offer. Plus, they met the only other requirement for guests in our house. They love dogs.
It was really fun having the house filled with not just one but many jovial, friendly, talkative French-speaking people who love dogs.
We ate lots of good food and had my sister and my Dad over a few times.
We also went on some sightseeing ventures. We showed them Sugarloaf Mountain, Frederick, and Harper's Ferry.
We didn't bring the dogs on that trip, but we got to see lots of other people's dogs as well as some amazing views
and some gorgeous fall foliage.
We also ended up going for quite a hike, up the steep stone steps on Sugarloaf Mountain.
Fortunately, the Swiss--at least these Swiss--are hale, hearty, outdoorsy people and were right at home.
Even though our "mountains" are really just hills and are not even measured in metric units.
The last night they were here, I made some yummy baked acorn squash that I'd bought at a roadside vendor next to Sugarloaf Mountain, and we had some wild rice, asparagus, and other meaty things we won't even mention here.
All was enjoyed heartily, and Lamar got to have some of his favorite food--squash skins. So strange that he loves those, but he ate them all!
Au revoir, mes amis! A prochaine annee, au Suisse!