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... was on the other side of the mountains.
Time fly’s when your having fun and that is exactly what happened on the slopes. Before we knew it, it was 3:00pm and a few of us wanted to get back down to partake in a popular Swiss pastime. Paragliding. Many in the country do this hobby and in order to be competent they undergo an intense year training session where they must pass over 50 flies. This once in a ...
... and I took a tour through the exhibits. The exhibits
featured everything from the history of the mountain and exhibits, to a
gorgeous gigantic snow globe, to an ice cave with carvings of polar bears,
penguins, Inuit people, Ice Age characters, and coins from international countries.
Once through the ice cave, Josh and made it to the top and
went outside in the -5-degree snowy weather. I’d forgotten how cold that felt!
... and connect to the internet. At $5 a hot chocolate you would think it would be some wonderful swiss chocolate concoction - I think it was just a Nestles mix :(. But the view from the coffee shop was great! Keeping with our frugal dinner plans, a stop at the co-op grocery and we are all set.
Back on the lift we met this Indian couple with a girl about 8 years old. The couple was confused about ...
After dinner, an accordionist played polkas (Gil and Elsie danced to one of them) and other songs, and an alphorn player played for us too. Some of our group were able to try the alphorn, and they mostly did pretty well. It clearly takes a lot of breath though, as each person would blow for a few seconds and then start giggling. I remember that feeling from vocal lessons: you end up getting light-headed from the lack of oxygen. The alphorn ...
... from New Hampshire. The second 9km went by much faster with good conversation, great views and great company. We arrived at Schynige Platte in time to catch one of the last trains back down the mountain Wilderswil . It’s on the train that we discovered the Swiss Senior Citizen passion for protecting their reserved seating/wagon as Jane got showed out of the car by an 80 year old grandma wielding walking sticks and yelling “NEIN!!!!”, seriously? I ...