Saturday, Sep 3 — Tanne
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Sunday, Sep 4 — Basel
Went to Basel-Stadt (BS) old town, saw Münster and Pier, drove to the Vitra museum, had BBQ for dinner
Monday, Sep 5 — Pontarlier
Road trip: First drove to Solothurn and walked around the old town, by the church and the buildings with the mini-towers on the side (like bay windows, aka: erker or Oriel windows) we also walked down to the river; then drove to Biel/Bienne (pronounced Beal), walked around the old town, found nothing open for lunch, so we drove to a nice spot on the lake, Restaurant Räblus and had fish.
We continued to World Heritage La Chaux-de-Fond (La showed foe) and took the elevator up and also visted the house #6, Villa Jeanneret-Perret, aka Maison blanche, by the architect Le Corbusier.
Then we drove Le Locle, walked around the Hôtel de Ville, bought ice cream at the market.
Then we drove on a nice road by cows and Charolais (shar-oh-lay) beef cattle, into France, to Pontarlier, stayed in room 206 of the Kyriad Hotel and had a lovely walk, sunset over river Doubs, and a nice diner of very rare (raw) beef.
Tuesday, Sep 6 — Montreaux
Woke up and had breakfast in the same spot, and drove to Laussane, toured the Lausanne Cathedral, which was totally large and impressive with a beautiful view outside over the vertical city.
Then we drove along the Lavaux Vineyard terraces world heritage site. We stop and take a picture near Essence, and had lunch at an Italian spot called .
Then we drove into Montreaux, which is a totally amazing town, and onto our accomodation for the night, an eccentric spot called the Crazy Lounge were we check into a yurt (of all things). We then drive back into Montreaux town, and I had a swim in Lake Geneva and an Aperol Spritz at the bar on the lake.
Then drove to Crazy Lounge, chill for a bit and have a nice Indian dinner of saag paneer, samosa, and chicken ginger, which is really tasty. After dinner I take a walk around, along the river, down to a local restaurant, and back again, to get my 10k steps.
Wednesday, Sep 7 — Tanne
We check out early, dirve to Interlaken, walk around, and then have a nice lunch (where I can't decide what to order) at a spot on the lake called . I get a salad bar and vegetable cream soup. We then drive home, stopping by at the view point over Lungern, and Zara and I have a nice walk around Tanne.
Thursday, Sep 8 — Lucern
Drove to Lucern. Parked and wolked over the wooden bridge and through the old town for a bit.
Visited the glass factory in canton. Lunch at on the lake.
Checked into Hotel Beau Séjour, room 24, with a great view over the lake and a side view too. Wodnerful room with old, heringbone wood floors. Took a bike ride, dinner at Villa Schweizerhof.
Friday, Sep 9 — Tanne
Breakfast, drove to Bern; saw the bears; walked around the old town; relaxed in the Münsterplas overlooking the river; saw the clock turn 4 o'clock and the moving complications; went back to the Münster and climbed the towers; walked around a bit more and drove back to Tanne, via Interlaken; overlook at
Raclette dinner with Swiis Williams pear schnapps and Kirsch (from Jug canton)
Saturday, Sep 10 — Tanne
Breakfast at home of cheese. Drove to Einsiedeln Abbey; Cathy bought bread; drove to Schwyz (Shweets), bought Bircher muesli for 2.50; walked around; headed South and drove by Lake Lucerne (Vierwaldstättersee) on the right side, (lots of tunnels and even a bike tunnel); entered Uri canton and stopped by Altdorf, saw the cows coming down from the mountains; drove up to Klausen Pass; and down the other side; drove through Glarus (shutter culture); drove to Bilten and visited House of Läderach chocolate factory; drove home to Tanne; went on evening walk and saw sheep, views of
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