Hotel De Gruyères
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As I stood atop the hill in Gruyere rocking Eddie to sleep in the shade and watching Sean attempt to do the same with Jr at the bottom, a man came walking up the steps with a tshirt that said, "Port of Call: Greece" and had a bunch of flags on it. I glanced at it and it got me to thinking….what the hell does that even mean and why would someone buy it? Then it got me to thinking ...
... and I trudged up the hill to the farmhouse while the gals shopped for the Euro-picnic supplies at the cheese factory gift shop which had the essentials of cheese, meat, bread and apples. They continued on up to the walled city so they could see the H. R. Giger museum.
Hans Rudolf "Ruedi" Giger is a Swiss surrealist painter, sculptor, and set designer. He was part of the special effects team that won an Academy Award for ...
... s quick daily recap because I've got to lay flat soon.
We enjoyed our beautiful breakfast in St. Saphorin this morning and Lea and Jane called a cab to avoid walking down the steep incline into the town. They called us "mountain goats" as Carmel and I strapped on our packs and walked down. That same walk up that was so hellish the day we arrived was mysterious, beautiful, like a Disney movie city and we walked slowly ...
... almost non-existent town of Frasne, France. I go for a walk and find nothing open and no people, (zombie apocalypse) it's a pretty town, kinda like a modern French version of an old western town, train-lines, one street, general store, dust... I ignore my subconscious trying to explain and defend the zombie apocalypse idea, there wasn't zombies in Korea and there isn't here either. Back to the train, next stop Bern, Switzerland!
I have a little ...
... and was a great base, being within 5 minutes walking distance of all the major attractions. On the first night I met a Scottish/Australian girl named Hazel, so we went for a wander the next day and saw the Zytglogge, which is a mechanical clock tower that has a display on the hour.
This turned out to be a bit disappointing, so we moved on to try and find the famous fountain of an ogre eating ...