Interlaken, Switzerland was our New Year's destination. Interlaken lies between Lake Thun and Lake Brienz. The mountains Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau tower around this city.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe and Felix Mendelssohn loved to travel in these mountains.
They sure are beautiful.
We spent New Year's Eve with my cousin Terry and her husband Rich in Bern, Switzerland. Terry had heard there was a festival in Interlaken on New Year's Day. We hopped the train and landed in this beautiful setting.
We began our adventure watching a para-glider land in the park. It was a very nice touch down.
This is cousin Terry and me heading off to see what was on offer at the festival. Terry asked to be removed from the photo even though her coat is really nice!
We love to look at the food and fashions where we go.
This fun band was leading the way to the festival. It seems to be led by the Snow Queen herself.
Here's the band playing.
The next entertainment we happened upon were the alpenhorns.
I'd only ever heard them on a RICOLA commercial before.
I found them really beautiful to listen to.
The Alpenhorns are a lovely instrument.
Next up a cowbell choir!
I couldn't resist showing you one little "fest fashion"
Cousin Terry said, "Oh my eyes....that's just wrong."
I contemplated the leather and fake fur look and
decided she must be channeling her inner "YETTI!"
The sun was setting over the mountains and we decided it was time to take the train back to Bern as it was getting too cold to stay outside.
Thanks for a lovely day out TERRY AND RICH!
Happy New Year to all my readers.
Thanks to all of you who missed this blog and said so while I was home in the States