Last Thursday was a bank holiday in Geneva (Jeûne Genevois, or the Fast of Geneva). I took Friday off as well, and took our family to Lugano in the Italian-speaking part of Switzerland.
This is where we went:And this is what we ate:
I harbor a lot of guilt about eating at McDonald's now that we live in Europe. Lugano offered authentic bruschetta and gelato and pasta al forno, and we ended up supersizing.
But after weighing the pros and cons, taking three hungry and over-exhausted kids into a lake-side Italian bistro wasn't going to work. Were we pragmatic parents or stupid Americans? As long as the kids are full, we'll be whatever we need to be.