Monday, July 15, 2013

Switzerland to France

Our train to Paris wasn't until the afternoon so we had time to take a tram up to Pfingstegg and ride the rodelbahn, otherwise known as the Alpine Slide.
One fun thing about Europe is they trust you to govern yourself (is it possible they're not so worried about getting sued, like in our country?)
After buying a five-pack of tickets, we just walked over to the line of slides, got in and rode. At the end we hopped off and ran back to the beginning to ride again!
When you got to the end of the slide at the bottom of the hill, the slide attached itself to a rope tow and towed you to the top where you rode a little farther and then jumped off to go again.
It would have been a beautiful hike down, but I was wearing my flip flops so we opted for the tram ride down again.
There were three trams in the area and you could see all three from one spot. Wildflowers were in bloom everywhere. And everything was green and grassy. The air was cool. It was perfect.
We said our goodbyes to Grindelwald, drove to Interlaken and boarded a train to Paris. We had a six-hour train ride through beautiful Swiss and French countryside.
The train is super comfortable. Such a great way to travel. Comfy seats, lots of leg room. Easy on, easy off and no need to show up early, check baggage or go through security.
After arriving in Paris our driver pulled over at 10:00 so we could watch the Eiffel Tower sparkle.
After getting our bags to our room we caught a subway to Trocadero to see the Eiffel Tower up close. Unfortunately it was closed for climbing. We had crepes instead.

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