The Schilthorn +

The Eiger and his sibs were still a bit sulky on Monday. But the weather gods promised to smile, so we embarked on another multi-modal, multi-village, multi-elevation day.  First leg: chalet to bus (down the you-know-what) to catch the train to Lauterbrunnen. Next leg: cable car to Gruitschalp and cog train to Mürren. We strolled … Read more

Schlöss Thun

Sunday’s rainy weather was forecast to clear by afternoon, so we took trains to the area castle, Schloss Thun.  First it was down the !@#! Hill to the 121 bus stop. Grindelwald hosted a Morgan rally – the Jungfrau Treffen – September 5-7. We saw several of these classy 3 wheelers tootling around. From the Grindelwald … Read more


The weather gods having decreed a rainy weekend, Dominique and I decided on a day of domesticity. We did laundry, shopped and cooked a warm, nourishing dinner while the rest of the crew trooped to Interlaken in the rain and cold.  I’ve been promised pix and tales of the Interlaken adventure, especially their visit to … Read more

Grindelwald First

Thursday came in on little cat feet, and didn’t move on. The Eiger (Ogre) hid himself away – and took his brethren with him. We tromped down the long steep hill to the Rothenegg bus station and caught the 121 bus to the Grindelwald First (“fierst”, auf Deutsch) cable car station. Grindelwald First features two … Read more