Jungfraujoch and Lauterbrunnen
For our second anniversary, since we happened to be in Switzerland, we decided to make the most of it. On the actual day, we went out to dinner with my mom and John to celebrate. The next weekend, Duane and I jumped on a train after work heading south deep into the Swiss Alps to Lauterbrunnen.
Lauterbrunnen is nestled in this beautiful thin valley below the snow capped mountains. All over these jagged cliffs, giant waterfalls (the proper Californian kind, not these wimpy Europe ones we've seen) are pummeling to the valley below. It is absolutely stunning and definitely earns its nickname, 'valley of 72 waterfalls'.
|Because Swiss Alps... and cheese|
|A stop in Kleine Scheidegg|
|Grindelwald valley from way up above|
|Almost to the top!|
|So. Freaking. Cold.|
|We made it!|
|On top of Europe!|
|You can't tell, but it really hurts to smile|
|Spot the thing that kept me giggling for a good 10 mins...|
|Exploring the ice palace|
After some lunch, we set out to walk down the valley to the Trümmelbachfälle. These are 10 consecutive glacier-waterfalls that have carved their path through the mountains are Europe's largest subterranean waterfalls. The sound was deafening, but it was so spectacular.
After we met up with my old friend and Deutsche bruder, Andreas with his little family to explore Grindelwald (a neighboring valley, and grab some well earned dinner).