Friday, July 17, 2009

Our Swiss Trip

It is July again, and time to take our annual trip to Switzerland for our IBC Retreat. With Interlaken, Switzerland only 4 hours aways, it is a shame we don't make it there more often. We shared a house with friends this year and the home was right along the river that separates Unterseen and Interlaken. We stayed from Sat to Sat and the retreat finished on Thursday, so we had a few days to do what we wanted. The morning session ended at noon and we didn't have our night worship service until 7pm, so we had every afternoon free. What a lovely place!
This is an aeriel view of Interlaken (meaning Lake Thun and Lake Brienz) that connect.

One day we spent in Grindelwald where we took the cable car up the mountain and we rode the rodalbahn- a summer tobaggon http://www.pfingstegg.ch/ It was so fun, we rode it 3 times each!!

On Friday we drove 1 hour and 25 mins south to Montreux for their famous International Jazz Festival! What a posh town! Montreux is right on Lake Geneva. We took a 2 hour boat cruise all around the lake, making several different stops. We watched a Jazz Group from Berkley, California perform, they were amazing. We will definitely go back next year and spend more time. I am updating this at work, so I do not have my own photos, but I wanted to update my blog since it has been over a month since me last post! Our trip was wonderful-just another reason I feel so blessed to live here!

Lake Geneva

Montreux
One of the stops was at the famous Chateau de Chillon, what a beautiful castle, built right on the Lake!






5 comments:

Allison said...

I just loved it there...definitely one of the most beautiful places I've ever been.

Too bad we missed the Jazz Fest. My dad would have LOVED that.

Glad you guys had a good time! Looking forward to our "date" on Tuesday :)

New Every Morning said...

Wow. I have a new place on my list of "places to visit."
Gorgeous! Thanks for sharing!

Pug1 said...

Beautiful! CHEERS! Michele

Jocelyn said...

I bet we would have loved the jazz fest! Maybe we'll get lucky and get to go next year!!

The Stylish House said...

What a breathtaking area to visit! Your photos are lovely.
Cathy