Boutique Hotel Ermitage
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... town for dinner, this time at a place called Eat Me. In all honesty, if it had been on my dime, I'd have been in bed with a glass of alka seltzer by now, but needs must. So, Eat Me was a rather trendy establishment, very buzzy with a bar--like atmosphere. There was an open kitchen where we could watch the chefs work. The idea of the place was small plates of food taken from around the world and you ordered a selection to share. We had about 8 small ...
... on time after all that and got the train straight from the airport station to Lausanne. About 40 minutes through some lovely vineyard hills and along the lakeside. We were met at the railway station by the lovely Veronique from the Lausanne Tourist Agency. She took us to our hotel: the beautiful and rather posh Chateau D'Ouchy, and we checked in. Very nice room.
Had lunch with Veronique outside on the terrace beside the ...
... br> We slept well after that first night and woke early to begin our first trek into the Alps. It took a bit of wandering the hills above the village to find our planned trail but in no time we found ourselves in an alpine paradise. Flocks of cows with their brass bells jangling greeted us along the way. Wildflowers were exploding in a cacophony of colors and smells, some familiar others foreign.
We reached a little hill near the base of one of ...
... the last 5km back to our car. Another good day.
On our way back from Gruyères, we stopped in Cottens, the small village where I grew up until I finished high school and served in the Swiss Army. I parked our rental car at the train station, and we walked passed my old elementary school. Not much has changed in the past 40 years. We walked up to my old neighborhood from the train station on the same road I took every day. Everything seemed ...
... Some of the rooms had amazing furniture; some of the pieces had been restored and others were replicas done by people who had studied with the creators of the originals. It was quite something to think that before, all the furnishings for the castles were packed up in trunks to be taken to the next one when the kings or princes went around visiting their subjects. As time moved on, furnishings were left permanently in the castles so the furniture evolved into ...