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... Those who recall OHMSS, with George Lazenby as James Bond will recognise the Schiltorn as "Piz Gloria" as this is where the Alpine scenes where filmed. Spectacular! From the village, you have a clear view of the Eiger, the Munch, and the Jungfrau just peeps over them. Fantastic mountain scenery, and we were blessed with a wonderful clear day to enjoy it. The cable car ride down was fun, partly because ...
... Castle and decided to go explore it! It definitely reminded me of traipsing through Europe as a kid visiting castle after castle. I only wish I could have appreciated it then as I do now. We found this rather Lord of the Rings looking tree behind the castle and the kids had a blast climbing its roots.
The sun began to set so we headed over to a short drive through tour of France then headed back to the house. Sarah ...
... 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 ...
... no snow for sledding.
We then had a walk through the town, which had a big church but not much else. The shops were already closed since it was Christmas eve so we headed back. On the way we drove through the Todtmoos which I thought was meant to be a national park with a nice place to stop but we didn't find anything other than a small town. There were little waterfalls everywhere which go under the road and look very pretty.
Well... It's still a while until we are planning to leave.... and we seem to be dragging our feet a little bit too. Guess when one has still so much time ahead, the urgency of preparation is simply not there.. :-)
Any-who... we seem to finally have a list of countries we would wish to visit, and an estimate of how much time we would like to spend in each... but ...