Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Grindelwald: Day 1

Our first day in Grindelwald was more of just a travel day. We flew from Stockholm to Zurich and then took the train from Zurich to Bern to Interlaken to Grindelwald, there was lots of train switching!
Here's our first glance of mountains from the train just as we were getting in to Interlaken. It's more like tiny little hills at this point but we could see bigger mountains were getting closer!
We grabbed lunch in Interlaken on our 'layover' and were pretty excited the mountains were getting closer. No snow this low. When we finally got to Grindelwald there wasn't snow in town either but still some in the mountains! Grindelwald has about 3 blocks of a downtown and they were having their semi-annual cow sale dowtown. Twice a year the local farmers bring their cows in to the city center to show and sell them. It was pretty strange getting off the train and hearing mooing everywhere. They were pretty cute but I was a little bummed they didn't have any bells on. I've always thought Swiss cows wear bells.
Then it was back to the hotel for balcony time. Here's the view from the balcony looking at the North side of the Eiger. Having grown up with the mountains in Colorado, being near mountains feels a bit like home and these mountains were no exception. We were both content just taking in the view. Ahhhh mountains!
Love always,


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