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First, there was golf. Then there was disc golf, which is like golf, but with a frisbee.

Now, I’ve learned about foot golf, which is like golf, except with a football. 18 holes, uphill and downhill, trees, bunkers, fairways, doglegs and straight aways. It’s a great afternoon out and really fun for everyone. No particular skill is needed.

The place is Basse Ruche and it’s near the St. Cergue ski area, if you’ve ever been there for skiing.

dpart trottinerbeBut, they have more than just footgolf. They have multiple ziplines (tyroliennes), one of which indicates your speed. They have SwinGolf which is a simpler version of golf with one club that serves as driver, wedge and putter and special golf balls. They have archery. They have Trottinerbe (“grass scooter”) which looks really cool, going down a slope on a scooter specially built for it.

And they have a great restaurant which serves fondue, fondue, and for the daring, fondue.

It’s only about 30 minutes from Geneva. Check it out!

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A few months ago, I saw a car driving around with the “Tooxme” logo, but I had no idea what it was. I thought it was something similar to the Google Maps cars that drive around.

Then, I saw an ad or something, and looked it up. It’s pretty cool; they call it “Social Mobility.” TCS is a partner, to lend it some credibility.

People download the app from iTunes Store or Google Play and create an account. Thereafter, if you are driving somewhere and have space in your car, you put in your destination and indicate that you are available. If someone along y

our route needs a ride, you’ll be notified and can make the pickup.

On the other hand, if you are without a car, you can indicate where you are and where you want to go and if someone is traveling that route, you’ll be matched.

The cool thing is that drivers earn credit for driving around while “available.” It’s not much, but it’s a small incentive.

I’ve been “available” for about a month and I often forget to change my status to “Available,” but I’ll keep trying. I haven’t had a rider, yet, but maybe someday soon.

Does anyone else use Tooxme? Need a ride?