The view from their place on the edge of the lake wasn't too hard on the eyes either.
The views on the way were pretty good.
And the roads were all pretty good....lots of tunnels through mountains, and Dave would have loved to be riding the '9 on some of the winding mountain roads -
And we encountered typical Swiss housing on the mountains.
One thing that was hard to believe were the cyclists that we saw on the road as we were driving up the mountain. Crazy Bastards!!! We are certainly a lot fitter and stronger than when we started but there is NO WAY we were going to ride up these!!!
But many people must as this was one of the signs at the top of the mountain!!!!
We took the chair lift up the mountain.......now I am not a great lover of heights and the trip was a lot longer than I anticipated, but I was holding it together quite well until 3/4 of the way up - the lift stopped!!!
It's OK - I can handle this! Then Dave started!!!! What if it won't start again? And then he thought it might just be funny to rock the carriage - NOT FUNNY DAVE!!!!
See - we were pretty high!!!!
When we finally got to the top Dave & Andy were checking the views while I was coming back to earth and anticipating the return journey!!
These mountains seem to be pretty busy even when there is no snow around - plenty of hiking trails, and some of the little kids that are doing them with their parents amazed us!!
There were quite a few tourists at the top of the mountain - managed to get a shot of a a couple of typical tourist types - - - - -
And the unusual signs continued!!!
After experiencing the mountains, we decided to check out the city sights. The trip across the lake to Zurich was pretty good and there was a lovely fountain as we arrived in the city precinct.
The city area was nice in the older areas with lots of canals.
While we were there we did have a bit of excitement when there were a group of people demonstrating against the arrest of Pussy riots and took their displeasure to great heights!!!
Although we found Zurich interesting, it was like most cities and super busy and impersonal.....to tell the truth we much prefer all the little villages and towns that we travel through.
We did find a beautiful old paddle steamer as we caught the ferry home again.
We ended up staying an extra day or so in Zurich as we had news from Australia that something very exciting was about to happen..........
And we leave you with the result of our nervous wait - - introducing JACKSON our very first Grandson - With great thanks to the manufacturers - Stacey & Frank!!!!!