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... with their road system. The scenery was great when we actually saw it - the thing that surprised us most was the amount of tunnels we went through; most of Basel was traversed underground plus at least 50% of the rest of the route.
We passed Lucerne then headed towards Interlaken and our intended base at Meiringen. This is where Sherlock Holmes met his fate fighting with Moriarty at ...
... fainted), and I kept checking the two little lights at the back of the plane that had a sign under them that read "Jump Immediately if Flashing. Emergency."
Once we had passed over the river below us the plastic roller door on the side of the plane was raised, only one of the warning lights came on and then the plane leveled out. One by one each pilot and jumper moved to the door, legs were swung under the plane, and necks were bent back at unnatural ...
... 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 ...
... bought a punnet of strawberries and a fresh peach each and kept on
wandering. Beautiful old city.
In the bus at lunchtime and a 2 hour drive to the swiss border. Switzerland is beautiful from
the outset. With the famed steep but manicured hillsides and valleys with chalets and cows with bells. A stunning drive through the countryside and into Lucerne. Then it is the trip of a
lifetime. Pinch me till I am purple!!! A steep gondola ...
... had come down from the hills to serenade us.
By about 10:30, we had tickets in hand to ride the gondolas to the top of Mt. Pilatus. While only 7,000 feet at its summit, the distance from its base to the top made it seem so much more dramatic than some of the mountains in Idaho. But as Sean and I have observed many times before while visiting other lovely scenery, Switzerland wasn't more beautiful than Idaho—just different. Our group of 7 took ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Swimming pool
- Business Services
- Wheelchair accessibility