Saturday, August 16, 2008

Grindelwald, Switzerland

Steve's parents came to visit in July for two weeks. We spent July 4th weekend exploring Switzerland. We knew we wanted to take them to the Alps and we hadn't made it to Switzerland yet so it was a good excuse to knock another country off "the list". We headed for Grindelwald which is about a five hour drive from our house. As we neared Interlaken we drove past Lakes Thun and Brienz and had to stop and stare for a while. The pictures really don't do it justice. This was one of the most beautiful bodies of water I've ever seen.

When we got to Grindelwald we spent a little time exploring the town and then headed for dinner. I had Rosti, which is essentially hash browns, with some local sausage and cabbage in a cream sauce.....delish. Rosti was available just about everywhere we went, with just about any flavor you could ask for. Steve's mom had it once with tomatoes and cheese and Steve had it once with bacon and eggs. Good stuff.

There are trails all over Grindelwald - easy or hard, short or long, whatever you want. We did a little 20 minute walk to get an idea of what we were in for the following day and called it an early evening. We had a 7:00am train to catch to the top of Jungfraujoch.

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