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... Swiss Elite Guards.
Only the Pope us allowed to hire the Swiss guard as in the past the Swiss guard once looked after King Louis 16th and they were all massacred when the French Revolution happened. King Louis 14th decided the Louve at 17kms of hallways was too small so built the Versailles Palace, King Louis 15th taxed the poor so when King Louis the 16th came along, although he was a good King, the French ...
... which side the train doors would open on and where the ramps are we all leaped from the train and took off like a bunch of greyhounds (cough, cough). Even Bev was getting up to a trot as we ran through the underpass and huffed our way up to the other platform and onto our last train 1 minute before it pulled away from the platform. Thank goodness there were ramps! Jeff was dealing with his and Bev's main cases but even then I doubt we would have made it if we'd had to tackle stairs ...
... they performed were unexpected and far from ordinary!
The following day we walked around Lake Lucerne and withstood the rain that did not want to leave! We drove to Alpnachstad, a pretty drive with fun houses planted up steep roads. We saw a number of sheep literally standing with their shoulders against the steep hill they were attempting to eat grass off of.
... Swiss asking prices. We continued walking around and I got my first taste of devine Swiss chocolate. After we found a simple yet practical French folding knife for Jermaine, we continued to walk around town to see the Lion monument of Lucerne. The large stone carving is a tribute to the Swiss mercenary guards who died defending French King Louis during the French Revolution.
We head back to the grocer to get supplies for a carbonara for dinner and made our way back to ...
... army knife. And of course we were given lots of chocolate!!.
We also came prepared with some gifts from Cairns, that hopefully they liked.
There was lots of music played, singing and stories told. All the family are very musical and artistic. Shareen even gave us a little concert. Dinner was hot pastries stuffed with vegetables or ham and cheese, cooked by Katrin and dessert cooked by her sister.