Monday, October 17, 2011


We arrived in Interlaken (pronounced Inter lahken), Switzerland and marveled at the natural beauty. Stepping off the train, the air was damp and noticeably cooler. It started downpouring and didn't stop - making the pictures unclear. Still, we enjoyed the delicious chocolate and the mountain air just felt good. Seeing the snow made me excited for ski season. Cars driving down from the mountain had inches of it caked on.

Interlaken is in the valley between the lakes. Above the town is Jungfrau, one of the highest peaks in the Alps. It also has the highest train station in all of Europe. Unfortunately, due to the weather, we barely saw it.

Before we left for our trip I had looked at pictures of Interlaken and Switzerland. I thought the teal color of the water and the sheer splendor must have been photoshopped. When we arrived I realized the photos were not lying and the colors were even more magnificent in real life.

We were only there for one day, but it was stunning. Hopefully if I ever get the opportunity to go again the weather will cooperate.

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