Thursday, September 8, 2011
Swiss Miss - Lauterbrunnen
Today might have been the pinnacle of the trip thus far for me. We drove up to Lauterbrunnen where we took a train and then a cable car up into the Alps, getting off at Mannlichen. From there, my dad, Vaughn, Jacob and I hiked about two and a half miles down to where Martha was waiting for us at Kleine Schidegg. My dad and Martha offered to take Vaughn on the train while Jacob and I hiked the six miles back down to the village of Wengen before catching the train back to Lauterbrunnen. That's a passel of German names, no? The important part of this is that I hiked eight and a half miles in the Swiss Alps while listening to the sound of cow bells and having "alone time" with Jacob for the first time in two months. It was pretty much like Heaven. If hiking in the Swiss Alps isn't on your short list of things you must do - put it there and I guarantee you won't regret it.