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I should know better.
When T asks, "want to go out & do something?" it sounds so innocent and unassuming. I should have plenty of experience with this already.
In this case I believe we climbed a mountain or it sure felt like it.
Took train to Malters, the town closest to where T's family used to live.
Wandered through Malters as T took in all the changes.
There were lots of people at the train station ...
... To start the fun was took a one hour cruise on the lake, then were taken to the Lion monument (remembering the Swiss soldiers killed by French revolutionaries in 1792 - it was being cleaned!!!).
Then a 45 minute drive had us at the base of Mt Titlus. We indulged in a gondola ride (3 different types actually) to the top - over 3,000 metres about ...
... fenced with fancy iron railings. The Lion of Lucerne would be impressive anywhere, but nowhere so impressive as where he is.— Mark Twain, A Tramp Abroad, 1880
The first day we got to our place, I examined it carefully. Lauren, the owner of the apartment, seemed to have a creative mind! The apartment was decorated really cute, with lots of bright colors. There were what I like to call splat paintings everywhere. These paintings are made by dipping a brush in ...
Breakfast was had over our map deciding what our next port of call maybe and how we would go about getting Switzerland, Austria, Czech Republic, Slovenia (tip from JJ and Kat) before hitting Italy without too much backtracking!! We decided it was easier heading south into Switzerland then east, north and back south again! So we made a beeline for Switzerland and Zurich. Heading south we went a bit off piste, taking us through the heart of the forest but we did come across a ...
... of metres high.
We did a push to the top, only maybe a couple of hundred steps but at that altitude it had us both puffing. By the time we got back to the main building we’d earned an ice-cream and we were ready for the cogwheel train journey down.
Four trains come up every 25 mins, offered the ability to go up one side of the mountain and down the other. You can see from the photos just how steep the track is, the first part of the journey ...