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Travel Blogs from Riederalp
... well before the first match. The Makis and Coops and I met up with work peeps Amy and Pascal who got up even earlier than us!
The actual place is eerily engrossing. Everything is perfectly manicured (kind of like if you’ve ever been to Flemington in Cup Week), the English people are such polite and gentlemanly viewers of tennis (kind of like the way they are at the cricket, where they give a tiny little clap and ...
... keen to go first so after a brief instruction of how to take off- jog a few steps and continue jogging off the face of the mountain until the wind catches the parachute, then scoot my bum back into the seat- we were off!! The views were absolutely incredible rush!! We flew into the tops of the mountain where there was snow and saw additional small valleys, we flew close the the face of the cliffs and near the cascading waterfalls. Since we were the first to jump, the ...
... While hiking, we had quickly consumed our small 14 oz bottles that we both carried and then finished off a liter bottle we used for refilling along the way. Since we were supposed to hike again tomorrow, we really didn't wanted to exacerbate our conditions by getting dehydrated. The next hike was very level and described as family friendly with a path accessible for strollers. We refilled our water bottles and strolled at a relaxing pace. This path was along the ridge, so ...
... to meet the Oakhall train. By this time the snow was falling quite heavily and as we got off the train we stepped into about 3cm of fresh snow. We took the flat blue to the Wixi chair and this required an amount of poling to keep moving through the powder. We got to the chair about ten minutes before it officially opened to see that they had not attached any of the chairs that morning. One of the operators told us that they had had a problem ...
... settled in for a bowl of the best gulashsuppe and bier. Since the sign said “12 K” back to Grindelwald (and this time we believe it!) and the clouds and fog were rolling in, we opted for the Grindelwald bus, a cute local bus that goes up that far and which delivered us almost right to our door back down in G-wald. By that time - 4:00 p.m. - the rain was coming down in ernest.
A PERFECT day on First, or, the FIRST perfect day!
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