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September 28th 2007
Published: September 28th 2007
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Started a trend and many other people were climbing up there for a picture after me!
Hello all from Interlaken Switzerland.

Well it was sad to see Mom go but it has been nice having Ross here as well. We spent two more days in Paris after Mom left and did the quick version of Paris. We got on a train yesterday from Paris-Geneva-Bern-Interlaken. It is a beautiful little town between two lakes (hence the name) and got settled at a great hostel named Balmer's Herberge. It has absolutely anything two young travellers would want. Laundry, food, a bar, store, kitchen, beds etc.... activities like sky diving, river rafting, scooter rental etc. We met some nice Canadians and Americans last night and had a blast in the night club downstairs in the hostel.

This morning we rented scooters with some new friends and headed up the valley to Grindlewald. This humble mountain village is beautiful. See pictures! We stopped for a quick rest and had some hot chocolate with rum and a cheezy pizza. We winded back down the little Swiss road and just like that 4 hours had gone bye. It was a great way to spend the day and see some of the area.
We headed to the grocery store and bought some
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Sun came out just in time to enjoy the view from the top
pasta to cook for dinner. It is nice to have a kitchen and save some money and cook our own food.

We are pretty tired so I think a movie in the lounge is on our list of things to do tonight. It is Friday night however so it is going to be a loud night. The hostel sleeps at least 100 people so add alcohol and the volume only goes up!

Anyways, we just wanted to let you all know that we are doing well and having a great time. We are heading for Gimmewald tomorrow to stay in the mountain hostel and hopefully do some hiking if the weather improves. Its not too bad but it is hard to see the mountain peaks with all the clouds in the way!

Hope you are all well, enjoy the pictures and we will write again soon.
Love, Alicia and Ross


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Paris in the fall!Paris in the fall!
Paris in the fall!

Playing in the leaves
Fitting in with the locals Fitting in with the locals
Fitting in with the locals

Being silly on the streets of Paris
The cloud of death was headed our wayThe cloud of death was headed our way
The cloud of death was headed our way

My reaction to the rain after weeks of sun
Why is the wine gone???Why is the wine gone???
Why is the wine gone???

Out for dinner, last night in Paris
Rented scooters for the day!Rented scooters for the day!
Rented scooters for the day!

Great way to get around on the back roads of Switzerland.
Some new found friendsSome new found friends
Some new found friends

2 from California, 1 from Edmonton and us....Grindlewald
PerfectionPerfection
Perfection

Life is rough! Beautiful valley.
Our view at lunchOur view at lunch
Our view at lunch

We discovered hot chocolate with rum! Warms the tummy.
Valley in the alpineValley in the alpine
Valley in the alpine

Quaint village Grindlewald


28th September 2007

WOW!
Alicia Doesn't look like you have missed a beat since Mom left you. So glad that you now get to share part of this fantastic experience with Ross. Make sure Ross doesn't stretch too much..........haha. Thanks for the pics. Have fun but be carefull at the same time. luv Dad
28th September 2007

Hey guys! So good to see phase two is off to a smashing start. I'm very envious of you guys, although I'm actually closer to you than anyone else right now, Im in halifax having a great time. Oh us roving Pollocks (and Sprungs). Love ya
30th September 2007

I'm back now
Hello my darlings...I was off camping in Algonquin park where I did a hike that took me to a whopping 1700 feet, yes I know, it is impressive isn't it? hahaha just back today and so pleased to read of the continuation of your grand adventure...your pics are amazing as usual. Lova lova Aunty
1st October 2007

Wow.......again
You two (Alicia and Ross) look great and very happy and why not!!! Alicia and Kelley, your musings and comments were great and the pictures are FANTASTIC!!! How wonderful of you guys to share them with us. We're happy Kelley is safely at home and happy the Ross and Alicia are off on their adventure - we look forward to future postings...thanks. Vicki and Jim
7th October 2007

Catching up.
Hi there. I am in San Francisco at the moment trying to get caught up with my emails. I am behind on your adventurous tales. Would love to try the scooters and your hot choc. Looks like you are having a greyt time.

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