Last weekend my parents came to visit. I was so excited to see them, even though it was a short visit. We had a blast, and we certainly kept busy...
Saturday brought nice weather, so we headed to Luzern to wander for the day.
On Sunday, after a relaxing breakfast, we hopped on a train and headed to Alpnachstad, a small village at the base of Mount Pilatus. From there we boarded the world's steepest cogwheel railway to head up the mountain, where a Christmas market awaited us.
Although the weather had been nice so far, the constant clouds had marred some of Switzerland's beauty.
But as soon as you got above the cloudline...
Absolutely incredible views.
Snow-topped mountains and a blanket of clouds in every direction. It was breathtaking.
People were snapping pictures left and right, and waving to the people willing to get up early enough to hike the whole thing.
After 40 minutes, we arrived at the top. There, we:
enjoyed Alphorn music...
And enjoyed the view...
Kelly is an American teacher living in Switzerland and enjoying everything the country has to offer.