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My life in Switzerland, part 2 - The online computery journal thingy of a turtle

Mar. 21st, 2007

10:30 pm - My life in Switzerland, part 2

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My earlier post about the St. Gotthard Tunnel got me thinking about the period of time I spent living in Switzerland.

In 1981, my dad took a sabbatical. He's a professor of nuclear physics at Rice University here in Houston, and he went to Switzerland to work at a big nuclear research lab there for a period of nine months, and Mom and I went to live with him.

Here's a zoom-in on the area we lived in, in Brugg, Aargau canton, Switzerland:

All images screengrabbed from Google Maps.


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Date:March 23rd, 2007 12:52 am (UTC)
Damn, but you were one lucky turkle! How old were you then?

(And your dad is one smart turkle! Professor of nuclear physics? That does impress me much! I bet he can even pronounce nuclear!)
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Date:March 23rd, 2007 02:02 am (UTC)
I was about 13 at the time.

And, er, uh... actually my dad says "nucular" too. At home, anyway. I don't know how he pronounces it at the university...
...of course, he studied it, and he's a professor, so he can get away with it, unlike certain Presidents I could name. :}
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