I’m so happy that so many of you enjoyed the pictures in Switzerland, Part 1! Who would have known that so many of us share a liking of or love for that country? Or the chocolate and cheese from that country….:-)
As amazing as my first day in Switzerland was, I have to say, my second was even better! In fact, it was one of the best days of my entire Study Abroad experience.
December 4, 2011
I woke up to a beautiful, if not slightly foggy, morning the second day in Switzerland. Check out this view from their front window!
After breakfast, Barbara, her two sons, and I all got into the car and headed out to Gruyères. It wasn’t a very long drive, but was full of interesting conversation, and amazing views.
We were getting a bit worried the closer we got to Gruyères because the sun had been hiding behind the clouds and there was a fair amount of mist hiding the mountains. Barbara had told me that the view from the Castle was amazing, so I was really hoping the mist would clear up and I could get some good pictures.
The surrounding views were amazing, but the sun still refused to come out. Barbara and the boys kept telling me that there was a huge mountain that we still couldn’t see.
We toured the historical aspects of the town first…the cheese and food came later. 😉 One of the biggest attractions in Gruyères is the Château de Gruyères, a huge castle that was built in the early 1200s.
By the time we had toured the entire castle, the mist was almost gone and the mountains were visible!
After enjoying the scenery, we headed back into the town for a pick-me-up (read: more hot chocolate for me) and a tour of the town.
I still had some Christmas gifts to pick up, so we ended up stopping in a few of the cute shops lining the streets. I even bought a wedge of Gruyères cheese to bring home to my dad from this shop.
I hope you enjoyed the pictures! As I said, this day in Switzerland was my favorite because of those absolutely amazing views. I’ve tried, but words can’t describe them. If you’re ever in Switzerland, I highly suggest that you stop at Gruyères. 🙂
Part three coming tomorrow!