i'm not too weak, the mountain is too high

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9:00 am, the alarm-clock is ringing...but i don't mind! i just want to sleep, Fabian too...so we fell asleep again. the next time i see the watch it is 11:00am, shit! we are late for the hike!
so fast up, jumping into our clothes! i was thinking where we can eat breakfast because we missed the buffet at the hotel and it is sunday, all stores are closed! but i don't want to do this walk without eating something before..possibly there is a restaurant with breakfast till 12? we'll see....
so we went to the "Bahnhofstrasse" where all restaurants are, but there was not any with breakfast at this time...ok..it's lunchtime! ;-)
at about 1pm we could start with walking up to "Riffelalp", where you have a great view to the Matterhorn. But soon i felt that i haven't done any sports for about 3 months...i was too weak. hahaha...Fabian was kidding me the whole way.

Everytime when i saw a bench i had to make a break. it was so embarrassing because i say often that i'm very athletic....
On the way to "Riffelalp" there are 2 more restaurants, the "Chalet Ritti" and "Chämi-Hitta". i wanted to have a drink in all of them, just to relax, we are in vacation ;-) but Fabian was against it. So the first we skip over. bye bye.... but then the weather was on my side! clouds were coming and weather is changing fast in the mountains and it can be dangerous pretty fast. so we decided just to walk till "Chämi-Hittä", this it at "Untere Riffelalp", just a bit below Riffelalp.
There we drank a Rivella (a special swiss drink), and i had my obligatory "Apfelstrudel mit Vanillecreme" (this is something like applecake with vanilla cream). i have it always. when i was a child and had to walk with my parents, after a hard day my parents allowed me to eat one.
a combination from old and new
..and i'm still doing it  ;-)
it was really cold, and we had no good clothes with us, but fortunately after a while the sun cam back and we had a sun-bath at the terrace. THAT is what i call vacation ;-)
at about 4 we left the restaurant and wanted to walk back down to Zermatt, but then we saw this children's playground with two swings...hahaha..and we started a competition who can go highet....well, Fabian won, but only because i was taking pictures ;-) hahahaha...i remember the people watching us...i think they thought we are crazy :-D

the way down was easy and fast.
in the past the small Chalet on the right was really old and only called as the witch-house...but now it is renovated
..and i was faster than my good friend, because with his bad shoes he could not walk very fast.

back at the hotel we went to the spa-room where they have a sauna, a steam bath and a jacuzzi with view to the Matterhorn. We were the only persons there, so we had everything for us! I'm loving it!!!! i only was leaving the jacuzzi because my skin was looking like i am 80 years old...ugh!

afterwards we were invited to have dinner with my cousins family. when we went to the garden for barbecue the children were playing a game. they asked us to play with them, and Fabian was really happy about it...and i prefered to watch first and take some pitures...hahahaha...this small children were all to fast for Fabian, it was so funny watching this action ;-)

the food was really good and later my cousins father - my godfather - came also, with some bottles of wine (he's owner of a winestore in Zermatt). so we wont die of thirst. ;-)
but this evening we decided to go to bed earlier, because i don't want to miss the breakfast again. hahaha

B-Town says:
Ha, sweet blog!
Posted on: Aug 09, 2007
lauro says:
i cant wait to see you guys!!!!! :DDDD ill be visiting soon! hahaha dont you worry saskie - ill make a stope in every stopvoers :P hahahaha so its the two of us against fabian :D
Posted on: Aug 08, 2007
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a combination from old and new
a combination from old and new
in the past the small Chalet on th…
in the past the small Chalet on t…
a bridge where the railway to Gor…
a bridge where the railway to "Go…
das Kind im Mann? ...
das Kind im Mann? ...
das Kind im Mann!!! hahaha
das Kind im Mann!!! hahaha
yeah, the clouds go away slowly an…
yeah, the clouds go away slowly a…
tired?
tired?
sind wir schon da? :-D
sind wir schon da? :-D
Restaurant Ritti, on the path fr…
Restaurant "Ritti", on the path f…
Restaurant Ritti
Restaurant "Ritti"
Restaurant Chämi-Hitta, untere …
Restaurant "Chämi-Hitta", untere…
chill out after a hard hike ;-)
chill out after a "hard" hike ;-)
Restaurant Chämi-Hitta, untere …
Restaurant "Chämi-Hitta", untere…
Restaurant Chämi-Hitta, untere …
Restaurant "Chämi-Hitta", untere…
Restaurant Chämi-Hitta, untere …
Restaurant "Chämi-Hitta", untere…
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Fabian and my cousins children
Fabian and my cousins children
Zermatt
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