Saturday, May 14, 2016

Lucerne/Bern, Switzerland (day 10)

Today we spent some time in Lucerne, Switzerland.  Yesterday we traveled through some amazingly beautiful parts of Switzerland to get to Lucerne.  Cloud covered mountains, waterfalls falling off the alp cliffs into the a lake,  rolling farmland with old chalets dotting the landscape, cows with bells around their necks clanging as they munch on pasture grass, and century old churches with their bell towers ringing.  Switzerland is one of the most beautiful places on earth and everywhere I turn my head another amazing view attacks my senses.  My senses are reeling!   I love the smell of wet wood burning, the sight of the beautiful alps, the touch of a flower picked by Rafe and given to me with love, the sound of cowbells and church bells, and the taste of Schnitzel covered in delicious gravy!  

It's been a great day!  Here are some pictures of things we saw and did in Lucerne.....

Picture by the covered bridge

Scout waving the flag

Skylar buying a fresh fruit smoothie.  (He's a sucker for those!)

We all had a taste (from the same straw lol)  Brach was the last one and he declined:)

We stopped and had lunch in an English pub.  (Mr. Pickwick's) Probably not the best place for a bunch of Mormons:)
Everyone was happy with their food, though.

We saved up room for a pastry from the Backarei Hug.


Next we drove an hour towards Bern and stopped at the Emmentaler Schaukaserei (cheese factory).  Rick and Skylar love to eat strong cheese and they have had a blast trying different cheeses these last few weeks in Europe. One of Rick's favorites is Emmental cheese (Harmon's carries it at home.) It was fun watching the workers pull cheese out of a huge vat and form it into a big cheese wheel and press all of the liquid out.  The kids got to play outside on a big playset so they were happy too.  Win-Win situation!

Lots of cheese!!

A group shot.

We got checked into the Holiday Inn in West Bern (Brunner).  Our rooms are nicer than last nights (which was not hard to beat).  We are right next to a huge mall and the train stops right in front of our hotel.  even though we have cars we will take the train to the Old Town so we won't have to pay for parking.

Another vacation day comes to a close!

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