Monday, September 5, 2011

Happy Cows Come From Switzerland...

Well we are finally home and the pictures are officially sifted through and edited! Our journey begins in Luzern, Switzerland...

Well actually it starts at my parents house; Strongbow had to get dropped off at "camp".

Yes we did fit 11 days worth of clothes in our backpacks and were so glad that we budgeted what we brought so that we could carry it all on our backs. It's way easier when you are moving every 2 days.

 On the train from Zurich to Luzern.

 First things first, we stopped at the grocery store to pick up beer, cheese, meat, bread and fruit for our first picnic by the river. Did you know that you can buy kitten seeds at the grocery stores in Switzerland!? Ha!

 Our picnic spot.

We managed to find numerous water fountains in Europe. Considering those silly Europeans (kidding) like to charge for water at restaurants, it's wonderful to be able to fill up a water bottle with water straight from the Alps for nada.

 Our awesome living room that we had all to ourselves! Thank you!

 The bathroom, obviously...


Yes we did take advantage of the separate beds! Hey it's not everyday that you get to sleep in a full bed all by yourself!

Check out the elevator to the 7th floor. Keep in mind that our apartment was on the 9th floor. We had to take the elevator then use the fire escape walkway to get inside via the floor to ceiling windows then we took the stairs to the top. Very strange, I assume they didn't use that trusty ole Swiss engineering for this apartment building. I guess that is what you get when you add an elevator to an extremely old building.

The guy who owned the apartment that we rented also owned the British pub downstairs. He was a wonderfully jolly Brit who relocated to Switzerland many years ago. It was so nice to be able to hop downstairs for a pint and some directions in English!

Our overall observations of Switzerland: Very clean and efficient and the natural beauty is hard to beat! We didn't find as much culture and history as we found in other places but the cheese and chocolate made up for it!


  1. thanks for posting does the swiss cheese tastes like our swiss cheese? did you see alot of volvos? Glad you had a good time.

  2. awesome pictures! what a fun adventure. cant wait to hear more about your trip.