We drove from Bern to Interlaken and then went up in the mountains. It was gorgeous. I mean…hands down, the prettiest place I’ve ever been. It was so gorgeous that it didn’t even look real…it looked like a backdrop. God is the master artist and in my opinion, he did his best work in Interlaken, Switzerland :).
This was basically me all day.
Side note: we love, love, love The Sound of Music over at our house. A few times a year, we even have The Sound of Music nights where we order pizza and watch it as a family. Any of us could belt out a tune from the movie if asked…we’re pretty obsessed. So, even though that was Salzburg, Austria and we were in Switzerland…the setting looked similar and we sang many a tune on this day. The funny part is when I got back home and Erika asked me what my favorite part was and I told her about this day, she said, “I bet you sang a lot of Sound of Music songs.”. #sheknowsmesowell #noshame #thehillsarealive
When we arrived in Interlaken, we stopped at a grocery store to get picnic stuff. Love these girls!
The Shulls at the base of the mountain. Interlaken is the city at the base and then you take big gondolas or funiculars up to the cities on the side (there were four).
I mean, gorgeous, right?
I looked down in one of the gondolas and saw this. Look at her arm around her big brother. Melt my heart.
Lots of fun!! We stopped in each city and walked around. They are amazing built up there on the side of the mountain. Just spectacular! We enjoyed our picnic and the view :).
When you’re as high as the clouds…
Each little town had a park and we stopped to play at each of them. I love their big grins here.
This girl had a BLAST!
Park zip lining :).
The mountain behind Kensington is the tallest mountain in the Swiss Alps.
They had this map right there to prove it :). It’s the Jungfrau.
To get to the top town, we had to take a funicular (like a train going straight up a mountain). This is our decent down…a-mazing!
The girls got matching sister necklaces in one town :). It was just the nicest day outside with my people.
We left Interlaken around 5:30 and drove back to Bern for dinner…
…my handsome men at dinner.
I mean…how could you not love you some Ashby?!
Walking back to the hotel, we saw kids playing in this fountain area where the water sprayed up from the ground. My kiddos had a blast playing in the freezing cold water!
And that was Day Four :).
We spent Day Five in Lucerne, Switzerland!
Just another day enjoying a lovely Swiss town…eating lots of Swiss food…touring lots of Swiss churches/museums/stores/activities…with my loves.
Lucerne is home to one of the largest wooden bridges in all of Europe, so of course, we walked across it and took in the view!
The big kids got Swiss watches…Swatch Watches :). One child learned how to tell time quickly and the other child just wanted a pretty accessory…you decide which is which…
Andrew and I knew we wanted a cuckoo clock on this trip to bring home…and we found the perfect one. Smith was super pumped about this clock :).
Hey Lucerne! We loved you!
We went back tired and ready for bed. The next day, we moved to the other side of Switzerland and checked out Lake Geneva.