Sunday, January 27, 2013

the Matterhorn - found it!

We just had more guests!  Our friends Laura and Joe came in for a week.  We took them over to Zermatt for a long weekend.  Unfortunately, the legendary Swiss train systems were a total fail for Laura and Joe.  On Friday, on our way to Zermatt, something happened with the train tracks that resulted in a two hour delay, buses, taxis and a really smelly train restroom.  Ew.  And then, on Thursday when they tried to get to the airport, there was another accident that caused total chaos and messed up the schedules of all the trains.  They made it though.  And they'll be the only people on the planet to complain about the Swiss train system!

The weather on our first two days in Zermatt was snowy and overcast.  Everyone kept telling me about this famous Matterhorn but I saw no evidence that such a mountain existed.  Finally, on Monday, when we got to the top of the mountain above the clouds, we saw the Matterhorn!  She is definitely something to see.

the Matterhorn exists!

Laura checking out the view

It snowed overnight and there was hardly anybody on the
mountain on Monday so we could cut our own path!
Joe on the right.  Matterhorn on the left.

Andre and Joe chillin'

Andre taking a break.

view of the village below

we had to ski through the clouds to get back down
visibility was pretty bad
and now....for my very favorite picture taken a few seconds after Andre uttered the words "Hey - watch this!"

why yes, that is the bottom of his board that you see!

We love guests.  It gives us a good excuse to go explore new parts of Switzerland.  Come visit!!!

PS:  total sidenote - currently watching The Kings Speech again.  If you people haven't seen this movie, go rent it now!

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