Hotel Spalentor Basel
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... of Switzerland. After a gentle look around and some lunch (another lovely local soup with meat and vegetables) Joy - of all people!! - said she fancied going up the mountain by cable car. Now Joy is scared of heights, and these are pretty big mountains, but off we went. Two rather nervous cable car rides later, we were at the village of Murren, altitude some 5,600 feet and about half way to the summit of ...
... and mariachi music playing in the background. Funny the things that remind us of home :). It was a good reminder that we are heading home in morning. After 15 days of an amazing, unforgettable, European Adventure, we are ready to go home to American comforts and our kitties and friends. We will check in one last time tomorrow with a wrap-up about things we learned, favorites, and least favorites of our trip. Stay tuned one last ...
... 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 ...
... easy. First we had to get our luggage traced and delivered to the carousel. This is after standing in line patiently. Then the first train to Basel was about an hour late. Not only that but it switched tracks on us, but good thing we met a South African who had family in the French part of Basel and spoke German and he told us of the track switch on the loud speaker. Btw, Basel is the only city in three countries, France, Germany, and of course Swirzerland. Long story short, ...
... temple highly decorated inside and out topped with a tower in gold. There were some strange sculptures and we never did find out what they depicted, maybe with something to do with slavery and wonderful frescos in the courtyard. How have they survived so long open to the elements is amazing.
We walked back through the more crowded streets but the shops were closed. The Swiss were taking this holiday too. At one point we stopped an ...