Gstaad Palace Hotel
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... we re-routed and headed to Gstaad where we are staying tonight.
Arrived in Gstaad and found our hotel about an hour later. The lovely hotel staff had upgraded all our rooms to junior suites which was a fantastic surprise. The rooms were beautiful and so was the rest of the hotel. The manager has added all the extra touches he can think of. There's even a lolly buffet for kids (he let us big kids have some too). Jill especially liked the lolly buffet - taking some ...
... better when there's no snow on the ground!
After a few photos we headed off down the hill back towards Murren, hoping to swing by Schilthornhutte (where a friend had been working). After about 2 minutes we realised that they were doing work on the tracks that make the pistes during ski season (complete with an excavator and bulldozer that must have been walked the whole way up the mountain - perfect job for Rocket!), and we had to detour. No worries, it still looked ok - ...
... around. When we bought our gondola ticket we also bought a ticket to do the zip line, 800 meters straight down to a gondola mid station at speeds up to 80km/h and higher than the gondola itself! We made out way down to the launch patch. The weather was still rather poor and we started to wonder whether we should go and get some food and wait for the clouds to clear. However, the moment we decided that we should just do it now before we lost our nerve and chickened out completely, ...
We all woke around 4:30 am and tried to sleep a little longer. By 5am we were all up quietly on screens to ease us into our first day of car travel. We organised our bags and mapped out our plans for the day, trying to understand the rules for parking, working out how best to pack the car etc. there was apprehension, nerves, tiredness all mixed with a little enthusiasm for what we may see today. We had breakfast at our hotel. Traditional French buffet on offer ...
... time as the blue Holden of Mike and James
Killingsworth. The second test of the day was run at a reduced speed as the
local motor-club failed to close the road properly, but the third test was a
time climb on the Croix de Couer, Mike Reeves in the Ford V8 setting a
Vintageant Best of 9:30 and the Ford A Special eight seconds behind, with the
best of the Classics set by Peter Lovett’s two litre ...