Le Grand Bellevue
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... spots or downhills between. Beautiful country, and since the rain stopped after lunch and the clouds broke up somewhat, we could actually see some of the scenery. During the morning, no pictures were taken -- the rain was falling too heavily to bring out the camera, and the landscape was hard to see. We were able to get some photos in the afternoon. As we are riding among the farm houses and pastures on very narrow roads/paths, it's amazing that the paths are shared by cars. ...
... praise be to God) it was open and we checked into our rooms at two. We decided we wanted to try to get to Interlaken as early as we could (we still had four hours of driving through Switzerland) so decided on waking up at seven.
Waking up was one of the hardest things I had to do. But, trying to help myself wake up and to get up the rest of my room, I opened the curtain to find a huge snow-capped mountain protruding right outside of town; it was my first up-close look at the ...
... a lake surrounded by mountains. I ended up
returning to Lucerne this time for a short afternoon to see the Charles Bridge-
oldest bridge in Switzerland, the lion monument honoring the Swiss soldiers who
died protecting Marie Antoinette, and indulge in some famed Lindt chocolate.
Unfortunately, our visit to Lucerne was dampened by heavy
thunderstorms. The majority of our time here was spent looking for cover from
the bucketing ...
... from the hilly terrain of the other villages. Many people were swimming and wading, despite the water’s very chilly temperature. I walked into the old part of town and sat down on a more quiet section of the beach overlooked by a Nazi pillbox from WW2 when nearby La Spezia was a major naval base and Monterosso was subjected to Allied aerial bombing. Did I look like an eccentric loon sitting there wearing my old beat up straw ...
... hotel and then got in the car and drove to Grindelwald while Eli had his afternoon sleep. Grindelwald is much bigger than Lauterbrunnen. It had cable cars running across the valley and into the mountains and there were lots of hotels, shops and restaurants. We mostly just stayed in the car apart from pulling over every now and then to take photos. We stopped at the co-op on the way back to Lauterbrunnen and picked up some things for ...