Zurich and Rocher de Naye
Sylvia and the kids take a trip.
|The kids and I took a trip to Zurich. We stayed at the Etap hotel - basic but functional, and cheaper than the youth hostel would have been!||In Old town|
|At the Grossmuenster Cathedral, instead of brochures they had these huge (about 2 feet long) boards with information about the cathedral, and things to find. Very well done, plus with them this large, there's no chance of people taking them.||At the Zurich Zoo - mother gorilla with baby||Neat set of fountains, including a place for dogs to drink||View of Grossmuenster cathedral||Flea Market. Kenny found lots of stands that sold crystals, which he's very interested in right now.||We found a cute little beach on the lake, and I let the kids splash a bit. Peter fell in, as I should have expected, but I got a good picture of him drying off||They have some awesome playground in Zurich. The swings were much longer, and went up much higher||A little restaurant near the Viaduct park||The kids and I took the train up to Rocher de Naye, a peak above Montreaux. Here you can see the Chateaux Chillon in the distance||Kenny was a lot more eager to climb these knife edge trails than I was to let him||We had a bit of a view the first few hours, but then things clouded over||You could spend the night in a yurt here. But after seeing them, I'm glad I didn't - they were right in the middle of the main tourist path, and people were constantly all around them. Here's the inside||They had marmot enclosures here||The view is supposed to be breathtaking here...||This is looking straight down - I was on my stomach||We saw this old ruined farmhouse on the train ride down|