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Today started out rainy and cold again today with most of us dressed in various forms of cold-weather and rain gear. We postponed leaving the hotel until about 9:30 hoping the rain would let up. When we finally left, the rain was steady but not a downpour. Shortly, we came to a major hill -- with up to a 20% grade. We were not the only ones to walk up that hill. Shortly after reaching the plateau at the top, Tim managed to blow a tire riding over some gravel, so changing a tire ...
... so magnificent...so breath taking that one can't really take it all in. We try to take pictures, but we know that most of the shots will fall quite flat and will have to be deleted...useless... and yet several hundred photos have tried. Tried to capture a smidge of the fabulosity. and so, long after the gals have gone to sleep, I will try to post a few of the pics that I think will represent a bit of our day...and know ...
... the tallest Alp in Switzerland and of Europe. Our ascent started with
a train to the top. Be sure when you take the train to prepare for potential
altitude sickness; some of us had a rough ascent.
When at the top, Jungfrau was a whole new world. There were
cafes, souvenir shops and a full tour of different exhibits. After a small
break of a latte and chocolate, as well as writing postcards to get postmarked
at the top of ...
... tried this - those things are bloody hard to steer! (but lots of laughs)
Taking the train back down to Lauterbrunnen we travelled on to Trummelbach by bus to visit the Trummelbach Falls, a series of amazing tunnels inside a mountain with ten alpine glacial waterfalls pumping through them and a network of pathways and viewing platforms for the visitor.
Our day concluded with a train back to Interalken ...
... for. Lauterbrunnen valley is in the center of Switzerland, and Switzerland is in the middle of the Alps. It really feels like we were in the absolute heart of the Alps. It is a truly spectacular place. We probably took as many pictures in one day here as the rest of the trip combined. We would marvel at every view, only for it to be topped by rounding the next corner. Our campground was very large and very nice. They had a restaurant and a store that wasn't much smaller than ...