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We headed for Reichenbach falls today & found the Reichenbachfall funicular at the base of the mountain. The funicular is a little train that takes you the 700m up the side of the mountain & lands you at the pool at the base of the waterfall. Reichenbach falls is famous as the fictional setting where Sherlock Holmes fights to the death with professor Moriarty. It was very impressive & the sheer force of water ...
... they mind if we sit with them. Two hours of fun conversation later, they go to get pizza. While they are gone, two girls come over and ask if we mind if they sit there. They are playing Yatzay, which is the same as our Yahtzee. We talk to them and find out they live in Basel on the Swiss Border. One is a school teacher and has the summer off. Some more great conversation turns into talk about food, specifically chocolate, which they say Swiss is better than ...
... Here there was a museum and a gift shop. The museum
was great but weird, lots of stuff made of crystals and a crystal
dome. I went through the museum then onto the gift shop, where I got
a few things, then went outside the museum and took pictures of the
giant head waterfall. I then went and had a coffee before getting on
the coach. Once we continued on the way I did some reading and
listened to some music.
The second stop that we ...
... late September. She remembered Washington as very wet and rainy and they couldn't wait to get out. Anyway, people kept walking and driving in to pick up their wine and cheese. We had some of both later in the evening.
Yesterday, we looked around their small village, their church, ate a noon dinner with them (the custom here) and generally had a very quiet and good day. We loved it. It is so much fun to see ...
... was somewhere in front of us. We walked the short distance to the summit where on a beautiful clear day you get the 360 degree view and you feel like you are on top of the world. We couldn't even see very far in front of us but at least we can say we were there.
Back down the mountain and onto the bus, we then drove the short distance to the pier and boarded the boat waiting to take us ...