Hi there, I know I promised my son’s Amsterdam travel post first but he is typing a little slow this time, haha!
So I thought I’d share some of our trip to Switzerland first (read the second Switzerland post by clicking HERE) and maybe a second post this week about Switzerland. We just returned on Saturday and I’m so so sore from hiking. There are muscles in my legs from walking downhill that I didn’t know even existed. Sore muscles at the bottom of your feet??? If you think about it, at the gym you always walk up the hill on a treadmill, not down. It’s quite difficult to walk down steep narrow hills where you pretty much have to watch every step you take. We walked for about 4 hours, yikes.
This is a photo-heavy post because I just couldn’t stop taking photos. It was just so so pretty.
We took the following cable cars up to the Fürenalp Engelberg. The ride made us all week in the knees. I’m afraid of heights and proud of myself for not being a chicken and doing it anyway.
Look at this view! The photo was taken from inside the cable car with my cellphone:
When you get to the top the views are breathtaking all the way around!
We usually do a lot of city sightseeing so my kids really enjoyed just seeing the power and beauty of nature this time.
It’s fresh air, sun and the sound of cowbells and waterfalls. On our hike you just walk right through the hills with the cows who are friendly and adorable and all of them wear their bells so their owners can find them by sound should they get lost
We walked down to the bottom of the mountain again. Looks kind of crazy from up here!
Had a wonderful lunch right in the grass:
The water is so fresh and cold, we actually drank it:
The photo of the path below is one of my favorites because I think it looks magical, don’t you think so?
After seeing all these photos, you can probably imagine why I have such sore legs, right? But it was well worth it.
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just stunning! i would love to see that in person one day.
I hope you get to see it in person. The kids were floored and it certainly created memories
Wow Julia ~ it’s just gorgeous! Your photography is beautiful, glad you’re having a wonderful time!
Thanks Pam, a lot of them were taken with my iPhone and I regret it now but having my big camera out of my bag at all times was too much work 😉
These are my “wish for” places in the world to visit! I am seeing them through your eyes. Thank you so much. It’s breathtaking!
Oh I so hope you get to see it Patty. It’s ridiculously beautiful and certainly unforgettable.
So beautiful! And I’m very impressed that you took the cable car….I could feel my blood pressure going up just looking at the picture!
I usually get really weak in the knees and my tummy starts to tingle when I’m scared of heights and then nausea follows. It helped to not look straight down but more into the distance.
Gorgeous…gorgeous….gorgeous. I can ALMOST smell the freshness in the air!
Yes the air was amazing, even the cow smell smelled good to me put there and the kids said the same.
Oh gosh, how gorgeous! Heights? Yes, I am so terrified of them also, but I would have taken the cable car also…..might have been frightened and not been realy breathing normally……. but oh golly gosh, such a trip! Thank you for being so kind to share this wonderful trip with all of us.
Oh and I have to thank you for reading Sheryll!
Wow! It’s so beautiful Julia! Hope you enjoy every minute!
I do and when I get back I’m ready for a huge diet. So much swiss cheese and wine
Wow I am so JEALOUS of you!! You have a beautiful family! You are giving them wonderful memories! I traveled quite a bit as a child with my family and those are the best memories for me with my family!
Thanks so much Michelle. I hope I’m creating great memories for my kiddos too.
I am so proud of you also for putting your fear of heights away. Your pictures prove it was worth dealing with your phobia. I have the same phobia and rarely do I have the courage to put it a side. I really enjoyed all the pictures-each more beautiful than the next.
Thanks so much Toni. I noticed that it helped to look into the distance compared to looking straight down which makes me nauseous.
Looks amazing! Stunning photos! And you’re family is just the cutest 🙂
Thanks so so much Sarah
Beautiful pictures! Thank you so much for sharing. We hosted a foreign exchange student from Switzerland a few years ago and we would love to visit her. I really want to now!
Thanks so much Michele and you really should go and visit her. It is an unforgettable trip.
WOW, stunning pictures and what an amazing experience! I’ve only been to Zurich on a layover headed home from India but it’s a goal of mine to travel around Switzerland!
That’s a goal you should keep Jessica because I’m sure you’d love it just as much as we did
Oh, so beautiful! Bryan and I would both love to visit (or live in) Switzerland!!!
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Man, that looks amazing!
Thanks for this nice blog post and the foto story. I just posted it on our FB https://www.facebook.com/fuerenalp .
The design of this blog is impressive and made me to stay longer – congratulations! I hope to see you soon again at our Alp 🙂
Hi Peter, I’m so glad you liked it and thank you so much for sharing on Facebook, I really appreciate it. I’d love to come back one day. You are so lucky to live in such a beautiful area! Have a great weekend.
Ughh SO gorgeous!!! I would be singing The Sound of Music the ENTIRE time I was there. xxx