Hotel Alpine Lodge Gstaad - Saanen
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... and we eventually won back my soggy washing.
A productive day at work, got lots of my jobs crossed off the list-hurrah! Yummy staff dinner from the No 14 kitchen of creamy mushroom pasta-sounds a bit dull? it really wasn't!
Massaging my boss tomorrow, hope he still thinks I'm worth it!
Snow is coming down like snowbodies business. Getting a good base on the pistes. . .apparantly:)
... to Grindelwald, a small ski resort village in between Eigerwand and Tschuggen peaks. We spent about 45 minutes exploring the village and getting some traditional Swiss sausage rolls and apple strudel for a late lunch. We caught glimpses of the mountains through the snow and clouds, but mainly enjoyed the quaint resort atmosphere of the village covered in snow. We caught the half hour train from Grindelwald to Interlaken with an ...
... I said, thanks, I won't. I left my family and walked down 3 stories of stairs to the elevator.
I waited for the elevator, but it didn't come. The Italian kid had called it a day. The waterfall was closed now, so no one was coming up, to hell with those who wanted to come down. I walked down the steps feeling the sense of fulfillment that comes when you expect the worst and you get it. As I walked down, I heard a cracking sound coming from the cliff face. Rocks? ...
... top, he unpacks and suits us up and we very gently lift off the hill
and over the trees. I couldn't believe how smooth and easy it was. I
expected to have a little nervousness taking off and there was none. We
glided over to a cliff where he picked up some updrafts and we hung at
the same altitude, talking and watching a falcon fly around us. After
awhile he went toward the town and we did some acrobatics. I couldn't
believe the force we had ...
... afterwards because of the elevation change. It wasn't a bad elevation experience. We all felt like we were moving slower and breathing a bit harder. My legs felt a bit mushy but overall, everything was fine. Patrick had a fun time sledding down the hillside but again the constant climb back up was a workout. One of the interesting sights that stood out was a Middle Eastern woman dressed in full berka standing out there with what appeared to be ...