Stella Hotel Interlaken
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Interlaken is not easy to get to. However, the adrenaline junkies we are, we decided long ago that we were going to make the effort to get there in order to skydive in the Swiss Alps. We have been watching the weather reports like fiends. Over a week ago, the weather report said rain/thunder and lightning for the whole time we were there! We knew right away that our chances of getting up in the sky were not good. We set ourselves to believe that we ...
... and noticed that there was now a center rail that looked like a cog rail, so my presumption is that for short sections of the run during high grade, a supplemental traction motor engaged this center cog railway to both grind us up the grade as well as maintain controlled speed going down.
It was a gorgeous run up along the shores of first Lake Lucerne and then subsequently several other alpine ...
... David once again tackled the scary road and we collapsed into our room for a drink and dinner while sitting on the balcony, again enjoying the views and listening to cow bells ringing in the distance. Fantastic.
Followed by another enjoyable hour at Erikas restaurant for a coffee and David’s apple cake. Once again Erika was lovely and told us about a pretty walk to take in the morning before we leave for Lucerne.
It had been a fantastic day ...
... the other.
Watching hang gliders descend from the mountains around town to the Hohematte from an open air cafe was a great end to the day.
Notes: Looking for a good place to buy a Rolex or Breitling watch? The shopping district in Interlaken has plenty of choices. How about a Swiss Army Knife? That we could afford.
... ride from there (included) for half hour and we were back at the hotel.
After a brief rest, we went downstairs to the restaurant where I had Sicilian lasagna and Mom had a Nice prawn salad. Delicious but expensive as is all of Switzerland. A bottle of water, Coke or juice is $3-4 everywhere. Hamburger with fries, $25. I took pictures of the McDonald's menu.
Walked around the block and back to hotel room, ready for ...