Walk and I have been going back through old photos lately (and still planning our big adventure later this year for our 5th anniversary!), and found a whole area of Switzerland we visited in 2011 that we never posted here. It's a theme lately: old places in new posts!
It's hard to believe this was us 4 years ago, not even at our first anniversary. To this day, Switzerland remains in the top 3 places I've been. The fresh air, the idyllic trains, and the spectacular alpine lakes. Sigh.
We took trains around each day to new areas of Interlaken. This particular day, we took a lovely (cog!) train to an area called Schynige Platte. Gulp!
The weather was so stunningly perfect, the trains came perfectly on time, and Walk and I deemed Switzerland utopia.
It looks like I'm about to get hit by the train, but I'm pretty sure it wasn't moving.
One of our first stops was a fresh air bistro, where I got the local specialty: rösti, basically hash browns topped with cheese and an egg. Of all the things we ate in Switzerland, raclette (roasted cheese!) and rösti were my faves. This particular dish met an early end when a fat moth flew into it and I couldn't take another bite.
And here's Walk with his iconic mustard jacket that I can't get him to wear anymore.
There is no more perfect trip than exploring mountains together. We'd wake up to cowbells, take wooden trains up the mountains, get a little dizzy from the height (me), and then walk down through thick meadows. 10 points if you can guess that this sign meant. We don't know either.
We were about 1/3rd of the age of most people in Interlaken. At night, all the gentlemen and ladies in our hotel sat at round tables in the sitting area together playing cards and games. It was so quaint and lovely, and so impressive how much they could hike!
The views along the top ridge, where we hiked, looked down over the villages below.
Once we hiked a bit, we looked down on the most stunningly fluorescent alpine lakes.
Truly surreal. We also found one of the famed alpine slides.
We also both took photos back in the day!
Doesn't it look like a music box?
Two flowers, two photographers.
I would love to visit again someday and stay in the exact same place.