Swiss Heartland Untour - May 6 - June 4, 2014
Friday, May 9,2014
Both of us woke up at 3:30am and couldn't fall back to sleep. We finally got up at 6:10am. A glance outside revealed an overcast sky. It rained overnight. The ground was still wet. The thermometer outside our front door showed a temperature of 59 degrees Fahrenheit. After preparing the coffee, I left for Cafe zum Stein at 7:00am. For 16.70 Swiss Francs…Continue
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Not long ago I read somewhere that you could purchase Swiss Wanderweg signs. They could even be custom made according to your location (however, very expensive). I asked for information anyway. Hopefully I might be able to get a copy of a real Wanderweg sign (Hiking Path sign) for a reasonable price. Today a letter came in the mail from Urs Wallimann, president of Obwaldner Wanderweg, the local hiking organization of Sachseln (see…Continue
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Swiss Heartland Untour - May 6 to June 4, 2014
Thursday, May 8, 2014
I was up at 6:00am. Eleanor followed at 6:30am. Outside the skies were sunny to partly cloudy. As soon as I got the…Continue
Swiss Heartland Untour - May 6 to June 4, 2014
Tuesday, May 6, 2014
After 9 months of dreaming and planning, reality finally arrived. United Airlines flight UA134 lifted off from Newark Liberty Airport at 7:44pm, over an hour behind schedule. The pilot announced the estimated time of arrival in Zurich to be 8:39am local time. Eleanor had a discussion with the airline hostess. Sara just celebrated her 77th birthday two days…Continue
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The windows of Britschgi Chalet
Heaven is just outside the windows of Britschgi Chalet. 2014 Swiss Heartland Untour. www.untours.com
May 31, 2014. Sachseln, Switzerland. A picnic at Seeweg on the shores of the Sarnersee included more than food and a view of the lake. A smart dog chooses Eleanor for continued entertainment.
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A tour of the Britschgi Spycher Chalet
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This guy spent 3 years traveling over 125,000 miles across 36 countries and compiled all the video he took into a short and sweet 3 minute video.
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Swiss Heartland Untour
The walking stick that wasn't.
May 28, 2014. We had scheduled an overnight trip to Zermatt. Since the train trip is a long one (3 hours 48 minutes including 3 train changes), we caught the early 6:15am train and brought our breakfast with us. The breakfast was simple: banana, cheese, apfelstrudel and luke warm coffee in a child's metal water jug. The water jug would later hold water for…Continue
A tour of the Britschgi Chalet in Sachseln, Switzerland. It is one of the sites available in the Swiss Heartland through www.untours.com.
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Amateur alphorn player. Swiss Heartland Untour. An excerpt from the farewell party, June 2, 2014.
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Concert at Mattlisaal (May 17, 2014)
During our Switzerland trip we stayed at the the Britschgi Chalet in Sachseln, one of the many sites available through Untours. Albert Greutert invited us to join him and his girlfriend Rosemarie Ehrismann for a free concert at Mattlisaal in the school located just behind the Britschgi Chalets. I love how the conductor sways perfectly to the…Continue
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3 Juni 2014. Today when Albert took us to Sarnen, we tried to find the shop window that had an edelweiss scarf. Eleanor had spotted it the day before when the store was closed. We finally found it. But the window display belonged to a dry cleaners. Albert asked the lady about the scarf. But I had to lead her outside to the store window to point out to what we were referring. There was a black and a blue "scarf" with edelweiss flowers decorating it. I poin…Continue
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21 Mai 2014. The day we went to Piz Gloria and had an Untours moment. It all began after leaving Piz Gloria and were headed back down via three cable cars. We were the last to get on the cable car. There was an elderly man holding onto one of the vertical chrome poles next to where the operator sits. Eleanor grabbed onto the same pole. The elderly man took his hand off to allow Eleanor use of the whole pole. Eleanor insisted that he take hold of…Continue
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You may or may not know that I am simply in love with timelapse videos of my favorite travel destinations. I actually didn't know I was until I came across this one last year. Since then, I've been consuming them at an alarming rate. I thought you may be interested in seeing them as well, so I'll be sharing as many as I can find with you. I hope you enjoy them.
Since I love Paris so much, I thought it was a…Continue
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Incident in Zurich
12 Mai 2014
Since it was overcast and chilly we decided to go to Zurich today. we did some walking. The wheelchair was left at home by mistake. Many steps up to Lindenhof Park and back down. Our goal for the day was Teddy's Souvenir Shop for Swiss Army Knives, etc. For lunch we stopped in at Vorderer Sternen for St. Gallen Bratwurst, Burli roll and small cups of senf (mustard that clears your nostrils) a…Continue
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Recently, through some back channels (i.e. my boss and a little daily called the New York Times), I came across a website called Hopper, which may just make traveling easier on my wallet and daily planner.
Hopper collects some very in-depth travel data to help figure out round-trip pricing from your city to some of the more popular…
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