Interlaken

For our Switzerland adventure we bussed to Zurich, then took a double-decker train to Interlaken in the Jungfrau region of the Swiss Alps.

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Karen shows the map of the area.

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The water here in the lakes and rivers is a bright, opaque blue. We think it’s because of high mineral content.

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We took a hike up above the town. It was so great to finally be back in the mountains!

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Find the Ryan.

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We were up among fields of cows and goats jangling their bells as they grazed. Occasionally one would shake its head wildly in a brief solo performance. This one was our friend, and kept mooing loudly when we had to leave. If you ever visit Interlaken, tell him hi for us.

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We also met some alpacas or llamas. What are they??

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Our hike took us back down into a beautiful mountain village.

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In the evening we visited the lake.

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Here is the view from our campground. You can see the peaks of the Eiger, Monch, and Jungfrau, which comprise the “top of Europe.”

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A few more sights around the town.

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Switzerland is our new favorite place. The mountains, the culture, the chocolate, the cows. It’s grand and majestic, yet cozy and quaint at the same time. And Ryan could finally practice his German. And his mountain sketching.

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Speaking of German, Munich is next!

-k&r

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