Thursday, July 1, 2010

Swiss Miss

Having fun with our friends Eiger (hiding on the left), Monch and Jungfrau. Wish we could post more pictures, but the internet is slow (kind of like the enjoyable pace here in Italy).

We got to do some great hikes in Switzerland. We stayed in Murren, which is close to Interlaken on a cliff overlooking the Lauterbrunnen Valley. Our first day we hiked through meadows, met cows face to face, walked under a waterfall, and bought some local cheese and salami from a little 'alp' or farm on the hillside. Day two we hiked down from the cliff into the valley and got to go inside a mountain to see where all of the glacial runoff carved its way through the rock to the river on the valley floor. Our last full day we hiked down the mountain into a valley, then up another side of another mountain where we had lunch. Chris accidentally took us on this path that was extremely steep, but we made it back in one (well, two) pieces.

Before we left the Alps via train, we were able to take a boat tour on Lake Thun using our Eurail pass. We enjoyed mountain views on the bright blue/green water of the lake. Later that day we saw our train to Vernazza pull away as we ran to the platform, but nevertheless we are here in Italy enjoying the sea and sunshine.

1 comment:

  1. dropping in to say hello! love reading about your adventures :)