Category Archives: Alpine Photos

Chocolate Train & Lausanne Photos

We spent one day on an excursion called the Chocolate Train. It included a train ride at sitting at the front of the train, getting the front-row view the conductor normally sees, a visit to a Gruyere cheese factory, and a Cailler chocolate factory. Click the photo below for the full album.

The weather was perfect for lunch outdoors in the town of Gruyères. Yum, Orangina!

Zermatt Photos

The photos from our stay in Zermatt are ready. Unfortunately, the Glacier Paradise lifts were closed for maintenance while we were there, but we did take the Gornergrat train, and photos from that journey are included. Click the image below to see the full album.


The impressive Matterhorn behind equally impressive Swiss engineering.

Engadine Photos

We visited the Upper Engadin region of Switzerland, which has three charming towns in close proximity: Samedan, St. Moritz, and Pontresina. Unfortunately, it was right in their off season, so many places were closed and the towns were deserted. We only ended up staying there for one night. The album includes photos from the Bernina Express journey. Click the photo below to see the full album.


Raul is happy here!

Mount Pilatus Photos

We are obviously slowing down with posting photos, but another album is ready for your viewing pleasure: Mount Pilatus. We ascended via gondola about halfway, to a cable car station. Before going all the way to the top, we did some activities in the area including a summer toboggan run. Unfortunately we weren’t able to capture the actual toboggan run on camera, as that was forbidden. On the other side of the mountain, we descended via an incredibly steep cogwheel train.

Lauren is out of town, and she is the one responsible for the captions, so it will be some days before another album is ready. Click the picture below to view the full set.

Pilatus Cable Car

The windy day caused the cable car to sway a bit, causing Lauren a little bit of anxiety.

Appenzell Region Photos

We spent one night in the Appenzell region. Before going to our lodge on Ebenalp, we did the barefoot walk. We planned to do a lot more hiking here, but the weather did not cooperate with these plans, and some of the trails we were looking forward to were closed due to avalanches. The full album can be seen by clicking the picture below.

The path took us through the countryside.