Sunday, April 26, 2009
Expat-Expo in Cham
Today the Bieter's and the Burkert's decided to walk into Cham for the annual Expat Expo. Here is where many businesses come to share their products that are geared towards the English speaking community in Switzerland. Once we arrived, we were given a gift bag and walked around to the various booths at the event. There were vendors selling jewelry, photography, promoting their International Schools, food, wine, pastries, and many more.
A clown came around and handed balloons to all the kids. The biggest thrill for the kids was the American Market Store that sold things such as Kraft Macaroni and Cheese, Mountain Dew, Root beer, instant oatmeal, oreos, and many other products.
Another store called Peace Foods serves several American desserts that are all natural as well as organic fair trade coffee. there cheesecake looked especially good.
Ronnie and I tasted different wines from Italy, Argentina, and Spain and sampled wonderful cheeses and relishes. I ended up buying two different kinds of cheddar and a chili relish while there.
The biggest highlight for Coretta was when she received Paul Wood's autograph and had her picture taken with him. He is nationally known freestyle soccer player. He performed for the audience as well. Coretta will be hopefully taking part in the inter soccer summer camp available as well.
Coretta entered a drawing at a chance to win a big stuffed animal and I entered to win a free photography session for the family by Foto Emotion. Yes, Nick, you heard me right. For the family. What I liked about her sessions is that she tries to capture your family in a natural setting and you can also get your pictures on canvas as well. Here's a short video of Paul Wood, Mr. Urban Soccer Freestyle.