Where to begin...
Lets start with facts :
Switzerland is 1/4 the size of the state
Mountains are closer together
Our Cascades and Olympics are just
AND the Matterhorn hides behind
clouds as much as Mt. Rainier
We stayed in Interlaken.
The five of us, Tiffany, Dale, Damon, Darrell and me
In a 3 bedroom Chalet, opening to a small garden
Someone fed the birds breakfast on the patio.
Then we would go off on daily excursions, using our Swiss Rail pass which covered trains, buses and many gondolas and trams.
Along the way we see the River Aare. It is huge and splits into two parts and we are in the middle
Interlaken - middle of two
|And this is in the center of the community|
and there is public viewing of the World Cup
So that is where our soccer fans spent the first three nights
|Private viewing by a little family|
casual observers reflecting
And that is the end of the first day.
Now we take a ride up and up
Pictures do not do it justice ( especially mine ) but you get the idea. Pretty spectacular
Highlight of the day:
|We got into a conversation with another "tourist"|
Turns out he is
The American Ambassador to Switzerland
( he is the man on the right )
THEN: Finance lady said she twirled. And she did, while singing a few lines of the sound of music.
You will have to hum along on your own because I only had my little camera with me and no sound
Hope it comes through for you. We had a fun experience on that mountain and I even got to step into a little snow.