Monday, June 12, 2017

Day 12 - Getting to the top of Europe

We have reached the final destination for our trip: Switzerland! Specifically Murren, Switzerland. Both of the boys have been here and greatly desired to bring us. Seth was here in 2013, and Reed was here last summer. From here one can travel to the Jungfrau, the "Top of Europe."

To get here, it requires travel on three separate trains and a cable car. (I could have done without the cable car!🤑) Our trains were on a tight schedule, so thankfully they were precisely on time and we made our connections.

We are staying at the same chalet where the boys stayed, and the manager, Denise, greeted us and gave us our keys. There's another American family staying here as well as a woman from South Africa. The chalet has very low thresholds, so Seth looks a bit like Gandalf visiting a Hobbit hole.

For dinner we hopped across the street to the Stager Stubli, where the boys enjoyed horse steak when they were here before. The chef was kind enough to make it for them (and Tim) tonight even though it wasn't on the menu. I had the chicken, which was delicious, and I didn't feel like I was missing out on anything.

We hope to go to the Jungfrau on one of our two mornings here, but it depends on the weather. Luckily Denise said tomorrow looks good, so we will try to catch a train in the morning and head to the "top of Europe."

The French countryside, as seen by train.

The cable car...I'm only smiling because we haven't started moving yet!

Almost there! From the Murren 
 train station to the chalet on foot. 

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