Today I went for a wander in town. I hadn't really been to the old town before, so I walked around the deserted (Sunday, shops closed) pedestrian streets surrounded by super cute swiss buildings. It was very scenic, and the only things open were a couple of kebap shops. Eventually, I made it to the lake, which is curiously banana-shaped, and walked along the shore. There were so many people out. It was worth the walk just for the people-watching potential. There were a lot of dogs playing in the water, ladies sun-bathing in their swimsuits, and happy people eating Movenpick ice cream. One guy was stacking up rocks by the lakeside. And these were probably 5-10 kg rocks of random roundish shapes stacked in a vertical stack of up to 6. I was impressed. Somehow, I made it to the botanical gardens. They were really pleasant, and had three domes with various other climates. And I had a pretzel from bretzelkonig! All in all a good day.
Next week, my grad student is gone for the first couple of days, so work will be slow, but I plan to figure out how to do laundry at my apartment and take a trip to the facility in Luzern to learn about a project. And Thursday is a holiday. Plans to be determined, but may involve sailing in Rapposwil on Silke and Olivier's boat.