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August 12th 2013
Published: September 4th 2017
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To Zermatt To Zermatt To Zermatt

Mom enjoying the ride.
Geo: 46.0193, 7.74603

We left our hotel this morning at 5:30am so to be sure to catch our train to Geneva at 7:06. The desk clerk at the hotel arranged to have a cab pick us up and I gave him the instructions. I should have looked at my papers more closely but I rattled off Gare d Nord and the cab driver questioned but took us there anyway. 30 euros later we arrived but couldn't locate our train. That's because it was in St Lazare. 15 more euros fixed that. Good thing we had plenty of time and Euros. Rode the TGV and that was fun and fast too.

Transferred to two more trains, one which we only had 6 minutes to go down a ramp, across to another platform and back up, I'm pushing all the suitcases up the ramp questioning all the way why we have so much stuff. Barely made it. The door closed on my arm as I grabbed the last bag.

Reached Zermatt just after 2pm. Pushed our bags up the street, I mean uphill to our the hotel. We settled into our room with a balcony overlooking all the action on the Main Street. Now off to
Zermatt, Switzerland Zermatt, Switzerland Zermatt, Switzerland

Ah, the Matterhorn
the Gronergrat, a cogwheel train that goes up towards the Matterhorn. Up we went with great views. Came back down so Mom could shop. She bought a watch. What a neat village.

We went back to the hotel and cleaned up. I people watched from the balcony waiting for Mom. Had a real nice dinner at our hotel, some sort of Swiss dinner with cabbage, potatoes, garden vegetable soup, dessert and wine. It was good! Walked the streets a bit and called it a night. I would be pushing that luggage back to the rail station for a 6:13 to Visp. Downhill this time. Why all these bags? The people in this town party till 2am!

More to come when we get to Interlaken on Tuesday. The Internet, while available, is sporadic and sometimes we get only a bit before it dies and we try later.

Al


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Helvetia HotelHelvetia Hotel
Helvetia Hotel

Here's where we stayed. We had the lower balcony.
In Visp and getting close to ZermattIn Visp and getting close to Zermatt
In Visp and getting close to Zermatt

Should be in Zermatt in about an hour or so. Just changing trains.
View from our balconyView from our balcony
View from our balcony

What a nice place. Too bad we're here for just one night.
View to street from deckView to street from deck
View to street from deck

What a great place
On our deckOn our deck
On our deck

A beautiful afternoon.
Mom on balcony of hotelMom on balcony of hotel
Mom on balcony of hotel

See street below
That's meThat's me
That's me

Just hangin' out.
Main Street, ZermattMain Street, Zermatt
Main Street, Zermatt

A beautiful place. Mom likes it here.
Checking out the Rolex storeChecking out the Rolex store
Checking out the Rolex store

My stocks need to go up some more for me to qualify to buy one.
Mom and her watchMom and her watch
Mom and her watch

She liked this watch she found in Zermatt
Swiss chocolate!!Swiss chocolate!!
Swiss chocolate!!

Mom is liking this. Of course she likes it. It's expensive!
McDonalds in ZermattMcDonalds in Zermatt
McDonalds in Zermatt

Yes, they're everywhere. Check out the prices. Swiss francs are very close to US$.
Our roomOur room
Our room

What a nice cozy place. Too bad we must leave in the morning for Interlaken.


20th August 2013

I Love You Grandma
20th August 2013

Wowwwww!!!! This is a beautiful shot! I want this on my wall! :)
20th August 2013

OMG I love it!!!! How Cute! SHop SHop Shop! lol

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