This blog serves, very often, as my travel journal. And, as such, it irritates the heck out of those who are determined to be irritated by me. So, from my perspective, what’s not to like?
It rained fairly heavily most of today, and the major peaks are still wreathed in thick clouds.
I’m still loving it here, though. It would take more than rain to blunt the pleasures of the place for me. But then, I’ve seen the mountains many times. I’m disappointed for those traveling with us who haven’t.
We decided to visit Trümmelbach Falls today, up past Lauterbrunnen. I suspect that most tourists don’t know about this spectacular place, where the water running off the Jungfrau comes down within the mountain. It’s wet and cold even on hot summer days, so today seemed as good a day as any.
Afterwards, we shared a leisurely lunch — it was pouring outside –of cheese fondue, Rössti, and Wienerschnitzel at the Hotel Jungfrau in Lauterbrunnen.
Then we drove down to Bern along the southern shore of the Thunersee. There was actually blue sky over Bern, so we dropped by the Bern Switzerland Temple in Zollikofen. From right in front of the temple, we had the best, most complete, view of the Eiger, Mönch, and Jungfrau that we’ve managed so far. Distant. and not very clear, but visible.
It was fun to walk briefly through the meetinghouse to the right of the Temple. I have many memories of the place, including the time when President Harold B. Lee came through to set the new temple president, Immo Luschin von Ebengreuth, apart in, I think, October 1972. It was also there, in June 1978 when I was returning from six months in Israel, that I first heard the news of the revelation on priesthood.
We drove back up from Bern and Zollikofen to Grindelwald along the northern shore of the Thunersee. A slower road, but beautiful even in a storm.
Posted from Grindelwald, Berner Oberland, Switzerland