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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 ...
... being on top of the world, and we were above the clouds at times. There was still snow remaining, and cold. There were further walks to do, all on to little peaks. At times these were blanked out with cloud, then they would reappear. People were actually living up at the top, so don't know how they coped in the winter. There were cows with cowbells around their necks, and ...
Switzerland run with OB and Tony to Samen. We run along the river into Samen's city square. It's a good warmup for our day on Mt. Pilatus. We bus to Luzern (which confuses the kids because we pass the lift on the way) where we catch the ferry back to Mt. Pilatus. It's a beautiful ride. Anthony and I stand on the side and talk about Cali, education, and Germans. It's just the wide ranging talk that is so energizing here. Back at Mt. Pilatus we take the longest ...
... find the TGV. This is not ideal as we now have two cases. So after B’fast, we headed the 5 minutes to the trains station, of which have become very familiar, to book our tickets and to purchase tickets for today’s venture, which is Mt Pilatus at 2406 metres high.
We chose to do a round trip firstly by boat to Alpnachstad on Lake Lucerne then by cog railway to the summit. The day was clear but we were advised to take a jacket as ...
... it was good. I had rosti, which is a traditional Swiss dish that is pretty much hash browns. I had specifically pointed to the rosti on the menu that came with a salad, but I got the one with two fried eggs on it! I had also ordered a glass of water - natural, but I got one with "gas". Our bill came to 40 SF! The water - 210 ml. - cost 4.50!! Oops, we're not worrying about it, right? This place in the cliff also has rooms where Rick ...