"Hey Kelly, do you want to go to an Alpine cow festival this weekend?"
the appropriate response is a smile and a firm
A Swiss tradition, the Alpine Descent of the Cows takes place every September. After spending the summer grazing in the mountains, they return home amidst pomp and circumstance to await the winter. Decorated with flowers, flags, and really large, loud bells, they march through town as the crowd looks on.
Bread drenched in melted cheese, sizzling bratwurst, large chunks of spice cake, apple wine, bowls (not sure why bowls and not mugs) of Swiss coffee...
Eventually we discovered that the Swiss take their trains as seriously as they take their cows. Turns out that they were unveiling a new train, and they literally laid out the red carpet for it.
Despite the rain, Luzern was awesome.