pontius pilate was here

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we had an early wake up call today due to two big excursions...first we had a drive into the mountains to the base of mt pilatus....

mt pilatus, is a 7000 ft high peak overlooking lucerne...it gets its name from pontius pilate, it is believed that he roamed the mountain after turning in jesus...he was nowhere to be found, soldiers were sent her to look for him, but no avail...i dont believe it much, but it sure is a prettz peak...

so from the base, we took a 30 min cog railway ride to the top...the pikes peak one is better in case you were wondering, and it reaches over 14k so twice the height...anyway it was a lovely ride up as it is autumn so lots of trees changing, and pine trees too...overnight it snowed above 5k feet so we got to see fresh poweder which was a welcomed surprise for me.

.. the top presented panoramic views of this beautiful country... it was -3 Celsius up top with a whipping wind, but i managed to snap some great photos...thez even had a guy playing the swiss horn...whatever it is called up top...just think riccola...

one day when i return, i would like to stay at the hotel at the top...you heard me, there is a hotel up there..amazing huh...

since we had 90 min up there, i had to grab some hot chocolate..to keep my hands warm...

when we returned to lucerne...we had our next excursion...a fondue lunch in the centre...yummy it was... swiss cheese fondue, i could eat it allll daayyy long...

the rest of the day was free time...i wondered solo..seeing many of the great sites, the lake up close, museum bridge, chapel bridge, hof church, the lion monument, which mark twain sad is the saddest rock in the world...and i agree..

overall, i have fallen in love with switzerland...unfortunately, i could never live here as i would be bankrupt in no time...tomorrow we begin our trip to paris..its a long drive over 600km long... that is the last stop of the tour...wow this flew by...

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