Adventure in Interlaken

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Snow

So we got up the next morning not really sure what to do. We wanted to take the cogwheel to the top of Mt. Pilatus but the weather was so crappy we decided it would be a waste of money. We were sitting having lunch trying to decide what to do, looking through our Eurail book seeing if we wanted to take a little day trip. We saw that a train went to Interlaken in 5 minutes so we made a last minute decision to go to Interlaken.

We booked it to the station and found the train and got on. We barely made it and as we walked down the aisle we found a couple of empty seats, almost next to eachother. Luckily we made that train because so did a college football team from Ohio. We were sitting with a few of the players, needless to say we were pretty excited.

more snow
Oh yeah, it was also snowing as we were travelling through the Alps. About an hour into the train ride the train stopped and we learned that because of the really bad conditions on the tracks we had to get off the train and take a bus to the next station. So we all get off the train and into the snow and wait for this bus and there was a lot of people on that train so there were a couple buses. We all got onto this double decker tour bus. The driver was swerving around the side roads like a crazy person! It was pretty intense and we finally got to the next train station and took another train to Interlaken.

We split up with our football player friends, but they told us the hotel they were in and said we could go say hi if we got bored. We had no idea what to do in Interlaken, plus it was pouring rain, so we just kind of wandered around until we decided we were hungry and met up with a couple of the guys from the train and had dinner at a small Italian restaurant.

me on the bus

Then Lori and I walked to the train station to back to Lucerne. While on the train we heard an announcement but didn't understand us when a train attendant informed us we would have to get off at the next station. He said there was only a 50% chance we would get back to Lucerne, which made us a tad worried and we said all our stuff's in Lucerne! and the guy said 'okay, 60% chance'. That made us feel a lot better. We had to get off the train and then get on a really ghetto bus. We had no idea where to get off and someone told us that this one stop was for us, so we got off and then an old lady ran up and said 'No, no this train station doesn't work, no train to Lucerne', so we ran back to the bus and pretty much had to bang on the doors to get back on. I'm pretty sure the whole bus was laughing at us.

Eventually we did get back to Lucerne though, luckily we weren't stuck in the mountains! It was awesome though, so exciting.

melissak says:
haha yeah at the time not so funny, but looking back it was awesome! thanks so much, i love writing all about my trip:)
Posted on: Sep 26, 2007
BubbleGum says:
I experienced something like that in Italy when our bus broke down :) but it's all good fun haha! I really enjoy reading your blog, can't wait to read what happens next! ;)
Posted on: Sep 26, 2007
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Snow
Snow
more snow
more snow
me on the bus
me on the bus
the bus we had to take
the bus we had to take
me and David on our way to Interla…
me and David on our way to Interl…
Interlaken and me
Interlaken and me
Interlaken in the rain
Interlaken in the rain
us with our American friends
us with our American friends
our way back to Lucerne
our way back to Lucerne
more on our way back
more on our way back
50% chance you make it back to Luc…
50% chance you make it back to Lu…
Interlaken
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