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Today we travelled to Basel to meet our good friend Peter, from our long ago stay in Norfolk. We had lost touch for various reasons over the years, and our trip proved to be a wonderful opportunity to meet again. We faced a four hour train journey, but it was booked first class, and did travel through the alps, so it passed pleasantly and quickly, and we were soon reunited with Peter, who had kindly offered to ...
... Castle and decided to go explore it! It definitely reminded me of traipsing through Europe as a kid visiting castle after castle. I only wish I could have appreciated it then as I do now. We found this rather Lord of the Rings looking tree behind the castle and the kids had a blast climbing its roots.
The sun began to set so we headed over to a short drive through tour of France then headed back to the house. Sarah ...
... goodness. I was in heaven.
We strolled along for awhile then headed back to the house to put the kids to bed. Then the magic happened. Martin made actual Swiss fondue, like the REAL DEAL fondue with Kirsch and cheesy wonderfulness. It was Amazing and the best meal we had the entire trip! The boys went outside for cigars and Cognac and the ladies stayed inside and caught up on each others lives. It was a late night but it was so wonderful to see what the Rupperts had been up ...
... the Hasenhorn Rodelbahn which somehow hadn't come up in any of my other searches.
It looked pretty awesome - its basically a chair lift which takes 5 minutes to go up the top of a mountain. Once at the top you get on a rollercoaster. the longest in Europe apparently, and gravity takes you to the bottom. You have your own carriage and breaks so you control your speed, there are 360 turns and lots of windy corners. Every ...
... and a heap of movies. Leanne was happy to see all the series of Downtown Abbey available to her.
Dinner in the dining room is at 7pm as was cast off, we arrive at 7.45pm, the restaurant was full, however we were lucky enough to get a window seat. Three course al-carte meal – just like a restaurant menu with four things to choose from each course. I actually decided to try the wine, and to my surprise it was a very, very nice, ...