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... We also got puffed out faster which finally clicked as being due to being up so high. There was also even MORE snow up there than there was down in Lauterbrunnen, and while walking around there was the smell of roasting marshmallows. Not kidding. But we couldn't find the source which was sad. When we came back down some of the cloud had cleared and we could start to see the true extent of the height of the mountains we were surrounded by. Holy (Swiss) cow. At this stage we mucked around ...
... and were delighted to be invited for a drink out in the sun. We had a good chat about who was still around, and generally caught up on things, including where we were living etc, and after probably an hour or so we decided to keep moving down the hill. Alan gave us directions to walk to Gimmelwald where we could catch the cable car down the last section (and the walk would only take about 30 mins), but as soon as we left we could feel our legs calling for the cable car - the rest did ...
... western point of the town and found a huge 2 story grocery store by the West station. Here we loaded up with some provisions for our long 7 hour train ride tomorrow through the alps to Munich. There was so much chocolate and little snacks to choose from but I went healthy and picked up some dried apricots and figs. We do a ton of walking here but still have to be careful about what I'm eating. After the store we took a shorter route back through the town and walked by ...
... lunch in the highest restaurant in the world. A good
idea since if we could not see anything having lunch up made up –sort of- for
missing the view. Very good it was too. I was much better sitting down.
After about 3hrs we
returned via Grindelwald , it must be a pretty little town by this time it was
dark and raining so we did a bit of shopping for 30 mins while we waited for
the next train back. ...
... But not, because I was on a train.
So yeah, we went way up there, took lots of photos, visited the ice castle atop the mountain (the whole castle made of ice), and then had the opportunity to mail letters from the top!
We got back a little while ago, and a bunch of us are sitting at an Internet cafe. I had pecan pie and a cafe mocha. It's sooooo good! I'm loving ...