14 Hairpins turns after lunch
Trip Start Jun 27, 2009
17Trip End Jul 13, 2009
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We stopped for lunch in Mennagio, a small town on the lake. It has a pretty waterfront walk and a few shops. Across the lake is Bellagio, which was the inspiration for the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas.
We crossed back into Switzerland and entered the largest and least populated of the Swiss Cantons
We continued on for a few miles and came to a few mountain lakes. One is popular for windsurfing and once again, our tour director showed her sense of humor by playing Surfin' USA.
We arrived at St. Moritz about 4:30. This is the quintessential Swiss ski resort, where every February women walk out onto the frozen lake in high heels and fur coats, sipping champagne and watching Polo matches on the ice. There isn't really much of anything in St. Moritz except shops and hotels. One hotel, which is closed in the summer, was the home of Czar Nicholas II. He never got to use it, as he was assassinated before the family ever got to travel to St. Moritz to use it.
We took a bus to the town and walked back. It was a pretty walk along the lake. We had a late dinner with 2 other couples and now we are off to ride on the Glacier Express.