On Sunday we took an all day tour that started with a bus ride through the Swiss countryside. It was dreary & rainy but still beautiful - I can only imagine how pretty it would be on a sunny day!
|Adorable little Swiss town|
|Rape seed field...aka Canola oil|
|Giant rock left from the ice age|
We arrived at the base of Mount Rigi and took a cable car halfway up the mountain.
Once we got to the top of the cable car ride we hopped off and took a cog railway to the top of the mountain.
|Crazy optical illusion - these houses looked tilted!|
|Top of Mount Rigi when we got up there - it was soo foggy|
|Justin, my dad, and I walked up to the Summit...it was steep and COLD..Elevation 5,896 Feet|
|Quick pic before we ran back down and left my dad in the dust...tooo cold!|
|It cleared up before we went back down the mountain|
|We were hiding inside from the wind :)|
|Snapped a few pictures after the fog cleared|
After about an hour on top of the mountain we took the cog railway all the way to the bottom to catch a paddle steamer boat to take across Lake Lucerne to the town of Lucerne. More pretty views on the way down the mountain.
|Check out the gorgeous weather - Hard to believe it was the same day as that rainy bus ride!|
|Let's go back and stay in this hotel!|
|Justin sat inside and watched the steam paddles almost the whole boat ride...boys!|
We had a couple of hours of free time in Lucerne - since it was Sunday almost everything was closed but we managed to find an adorable fondue restaurant and had cheese fondue for lunch. It was a great afternoon! We ended the tour with rain in the last 30 minutes but took cover in McDonalds - Justin and I split a McFlurry with Toblerone...even their McDonalds menu is better!
|Our fondue restaurant|
|Pretty church & ominous sky|
|Lots of people just hanging out on a Sunday|
|Such a pretty city!|
We got back to Zurich Sunday evening and ended up going to bed early with no dinner since we were still full from the fondue. I had a horrible time getting to sleep - I guess I had the full effect of jet lag. It ended up taking me over 4 hours to fall asleep only to wake up early to catch our flight to Copenhagen. Luckily I wasn't tired the next day because we only had a day to explore Copenhagen...only the most expensive city in Europe!