I’m probably not a good contestant for Amazing Race

Today we woke up early to begin our journey to Switzerland. It was sad to say goodbye to our Semur house but we were looking forward to a new country.

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We drove our car back to Dijon and boarded a train to Bern Switzerland with a train change in Neuch√Ętel. The train was crowded and the porter helped us get to our seats (which were occupied by some squatters). Along the way he said to me, make sure and get off the train for your connection. I said, no problem. Off we went, we enjoyed the view as we entered Switzerland. The porter came by and said to me, you didn’t get off for your connection. It was the last stop. Apparently we were suppose to get off at some small town and make a connection to Neuch√Ętel. When looking at the ticket there was small print about a correspondence. Who knew.

So instead we got to go to Lausanne.

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So from Lausanne we caught a train to Bern and arrived about 30 minutes later than expected. Not to bad. From there we caught a train to Interlachen, then a great old train into the mountains and Lauterbrunnen and finally a bus to our cute chatlet with a great view up the valley.

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We immediately headed out to catch a tram and train to a small town up on the side of the valley (Murren) with more amazing views. We stopped at a small hotel and had a bier.

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We headed back toward the train home so we could get to the store before it closed at 7:00 (we had NO provisions). Well we missed the train by 30 seconds. We walked back into Murren to the small store but got there after it closed. So back to the next train knowing we’d miss the store being open. No problem, we’d just eat out. We headed down the quiet street of Lauterbrunnen checking out each restaurant. Toward the end of town we found a pub. They had pitchers of beer and the special was bratwurst and fries. We ordered one pitcher and 3 brats. Delicious.

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We even had some admiring eyes while we ate.

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Finally we walked back home with a great view of a waterfall as we went.

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