...continued from Interlaken - Tag Eins
Woke up bright and early to check the weather channel. Although, we didn't even need to hear the forecast. It was still raining outside. Ugh! We still turned on the TV to see the live video from the top of Jungfraujoch and Schilthorn. You couldn't even see the mountain. It just looked like one big cloud. Not happy, we set off to breakfast. As we were eating our European breakfast (yum yum), the clouds started lifting and the sun started shining. Somebody must have been looking out for us.
Eiger staring down at us. What a sight! I happily strolled through the countryside snacking on my Hot Tamales and taking as many pictures as possible when the sun came out to visit. Other people stopped and had their picnic lunches where tables were available. We just powered through enjoying the scenery. I think deep down we were just ready to step foot on the "Top of Europe".
Finally, after an hour or so train ride to the top, we made it to Jungfraujoch. The annoying part was having to find your way through the tourist center to actually see the mountain. It felt like Vegas, where you have to go through the casino no matter where you are trying to get in the hotel. We found our way to the terrace view. I had bundled up ready for the cold weather and went out on the observation deck.
Lastly, we went to the plateau observation area. We definitely saved the best for last. The whole day everything just kept escalating on how amazing something could be. It was like a competition, each view beating the last. We walked out into the open air, feet on the snow, and I took a deep breath. Breathing in this sight.
We both didn't want to leave, but it was time. We had a long trip ahead of us, and to be honest, I was spent. I needed the hiking boots off and some food to tide me over. We made it back to Interlaken taking a different route than before through Grindelwald and boarded the train to Zurich.
I know these posts don't do justice to what we saw, but hopefully it lights a fire under you to visit. To see more pictures, you can always visit our Flickr pages here and here.
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