Wednesday, June 22, 2011

North Central Nebraska Photographer: World Travels- Part Drei {Switzerland}

Ah, Switzerland, how I love thee.

After traveling through the lovely Burgundy, France and getting to stop in a darling little town for some mango sorbet, exploration, and shopping, we arrived in the Alps.  I only have one word.  Majestic.  Simply majestic.

We arrived late in the evening, but went for a walk in the dark so we could stretch our legs.  The coolness of the evening was refreshing, and as we sauntered around the village, we could hear rushing springs and cowbells in the distance.  It was so peaceful.

The next day we got to go to Lucern, where we explored the city, picked up Swiss Army knives, strolled through shops, ate panini, filled our water bottles from the fresh water spring fountains, and took a ferry over the lake to get to Mt. Pilatus for our excursion.  

The teal blue waters were simply amazing, and though the fog was so dense there wasn't much of a view from the top of the mountain, it took me back to my childhood when I got lost in the pages of the story of Heidi, the sweet orphan girl of the Alps who helped her grandfather find the courage to play his beloved organ.

Later that day, when we returned to our quaint motel, Casey (another chaperone) and I braved the heavy mists and decided to go hiking.  It was good for the soul, and the lush beauty of the mountains brought peace and contentment to my travel weary soul. 

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