Saturday we stuck fairly close to home, he and I went jogging with my neighbor. Meri and I are bundled up in pants, long sleeve shirts, sweatshirts, vests, snow hats and gloves. R? he wore a pullover sweatshirt and shorts. Apparently, R has his own little built in furnace and once we got moving he was comfortable. Meri on the other hand was cold just looking at him.
Then we took a trip into Zurich, wandered around a bit. Ate lunch at a touristy sausage place, later that evening we went back into Zurich and had a fondue dinner at a small restaurant. The waitresses’ English wasn’t that good so when we started to ask her questions about the menu she got the chef. He was funny and very helpful so we were sure to tell him at the end of the meal how much we enjoyed everything.
Sunday, we took a trip to Rigi. One of L’s co-workers recommended it because it has fantastic scenic views of the other surrounding alps. We took the train the Rigi Klum and then we took a cogwheel train up the mountain. It was really cool because the train had a cart in front for storing sledges (sleds), the side of the train had racks for ski’s and snowboards. People would load up their stuff, and at the appropriate stop, get off grab their ski’s etc and ski/snowboard onto the mountain. All the skiers got off at the second to last stop, the sledgers got off at the very last stop.
Here’s a picture of the three of us at the top of Rigi. That’s L on the left, me in the middle and R on the right. Notice the family resemblance?
Some of the surrounding mountains. The white stuff that looks flat-ish... not snow. Clouds.
Yep, clouds... those are the very peaks of the alps sticking up out of the clouds. It was bright and sunny where we were, but the further down the mountain you went the more gray and cloudy it got.
A sledger getting ready to head down the mountain. We didn't try it ourselves... yet... but we will.
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