6.3.09 Luscious Luzern, Switzerland
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Weâ€™re in picturesque Luzern! It was just 3 hours up the road, through some long tunnels. One tunnel was over 10 miles long! It was two-directional and skinny. Stressful because I know how dangerous tunnels can be in a fire and about halfway into it, I was wondering if we could run 5 miles if needed to escape- and I wasnâ€™t sure of the answerâ€¦
But the tunnels mean we cut through some gorgeous, enormous mountains without altering elevation much, which is great!
Our campground is right on
The campground was a Churchâ€™s book pick (as are most of our campgrounds, since they are so convenient for touring cities). It is a bit pricey at 50 SF, but that is only 32E or so. Given weâ€™re right in Luzern, that is a reasonable deal.
We biked along the wonderful path along the river, the mile into downtown
We enjoyed the ancient covered bridge (the oldest road bridge in
We bought some spices at an outdoor market that happens only the first Weds of the month, although the prices seemed expensive for other items. Jazy made sure we located our chocolate factory and we bought some delicious red hearts. Weâ€™d already purchased 85% cocoa Lindt chocolate bar and it was terrible! It was so bitter and we are going to make some fondue with it, adding a lot of sugar or condensed milk. But our red hearts were sweet and melted in our mouths.
Then we biked back- perfect weather by the way- sunny and the ideal temperature.
Skype on Charlesâ€™ iTouch works really well even if it is a bit delayed and spotty. We called Ned and I finally got the Mastercard block removed (blocked since
I am so excited about Kieran and Orla and sweet kiddos heading to
Tomorrow we continue north into Zurich and maybe Germany- I need to email Carol and Steve in Stuttgart! They are Lazy Daze friends and we would love to see them if they're around. Let me run find their info- Jazy also emailed her friend from the ferry to see if she can go visit her at school, as she was invited. They have school until July 15th! That would be a great opportunity, just as they got to do in Ireland- really cool.