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SWITZERLAND | Friday, 30 May 2008 | Views [573] | Comments [9]

Top of Europe

Top of Europe

So, today we all got up and paid for our rooms for last night and tonight and then had breakfast.   Breakfast is included in our rooms and is a choice of (1) a roll, toast, and OJ, or (2) muselix, a piece of fruit and OJ.  You can also order hot breakfast, but have to pay for that.  So, after breakfast, we got our tickets to the Top of Europe and headed out to see the top of europe, the ice palace and the sphinx.  From the sphinx lookout you can see Italz, Germany, France and I think one other country? or maybe not. . . and of course, you are standing in Switzerland.  Unfortunatelz for us, it was so clouded over, we didnät get anz good views at the top, but we had a great train ride to get up there.  It was gorgeous countryside and incredible views of the Alps.  So, we went to the top of europe and had lunch and then we went to the sphinx lookout.  it was so white, it blinded you it was so bright and then it also was just cloudy and you could not see much, but it was still cool up there somehow.  and then we went to the ice palace and checked it out.  it is a palace built into the glacier and it was reallz cool.  We checked it all out and then got back on the train coming home.  One interesting thing is that there were TONS of Indians on the train going up and at the Top of Europe.  And then there was even the indian restaurant called Bollywood. . .no, seriously, I kid you not.  . . So, it was reallz crayz and we could not get over the mass infusion of the Indians. . but that is an aside, overall, we really liked top of the world. 

As another aside, I just looked up and saw the drunk guy from last night.  He and his friends were staying at Funny Farm this other hostel, but now he is here.  Prettz funny.  I think he was so drunk. . . I doubt he remembers us, but then again, I may be wrong, he was just saying hi to Martin. . .so I guess he does remember us.  It is a small town.

Back to our day.  We got back from Top of Europe around 18:30.  We checked on trains and it looks like we can get to Munich tomorrow so, I think tomorrow we will train it to Zurich and then Munich.  We want to go to the concetration camp and see what else there is to do in Munich.  We are about to research it on the internet.  We figure we will hit Munich, then back to Milan and there is an overnight train from Milan to Barcelona.  Then a Plus hostel in Barcelona, which should be good.  Then an overnight train to Paris and our hotel we booked for Paris.  So, looks like our second week is firming up to be Munich, Barcelona, and then Paris.  And we all agreed we will go to Roland Garros before we leave Paris.

So, after checking out trains and stuff, we went to dinner in Interlaken and had dinner at PizPaz.  It was reallz good, more pizza and pasta.  but standard food. 

Now we are at Balmeräs checking email, updating this blog, etc.  I never did find an internet place that had USB. . . hopefullz soon.  I have so manz awesome pictures, but cannot get to where i can upload them.  Hopefully soon. . .

Okaz, we are off to research Munich and look for hostels and what to see when we get there.  Until tomorrow. . . That's all from the gang in Switzerland. . .

Tags: interlaken

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Oh how exciting it is here at home. It's flat and hot...Ole Miss lost at baseball 0-7 against Mizzou. I'm sure the Arkansas dudes still remember you--it just maybe a little fuzzy. I assume Alex is still chained to someone's belt loop. Looking forward to tomorrow in Europe.

  Helen May 31, 2008 6:43 AM

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I dont guess that the lookout where you can see several countries reminded anyone of the lookout at Rock City where you can see several states...did it?? Kelley

P.S. Patteson...the 31st - tomorrow - is Walton's birthday if you think to give her a call!

  kelley fenelon May 31, 2008 7:45 AM

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I can't wait to see these pictures... ive heard stories from people in jacktown about specific ones (ahmm.. david and patterson)and i spared yall, my dad wanted to send a specific note to david about the swimwear telling him not to allow it to be put on the site, but i stopped him before he could do so! haha.. i bet switzerland was unbelievable! i asked if yall went yodeling through the alps and was sad to hear that yall didn't. oh well, maybe another time. - for the rankin county people, a new "cups" is occupying a spot in the dogwood mall! if you like coffee.. anyways, good luck with Munich!

  Rivers May 31, 2008 7:52 AM

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Alleen, thanks for the great updates...it's hard to believe ya'll are just finishing up the first week! Go to the Hofbraeuhaus in Munich and eat in the Beer Garden www.hofbraeuhaus.com..you may have discovered this already. Looking forward to the next update!

  Jeff Brown May 31, 2008 8:15 AM

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Taylor,
i recieved yur emial today, and am glad you are having such a good time. Mom is in dalas right now and hasnt been able to read the email. sorry we are the only one whohavent responded to the blogs but we have been reading them everydy ( you know we dont type--Sarah is typing this while i dictate right now)i hope you are taking a lot of group photos. we cant wait to see you home next week.
Love,
Mom and Dad

P.S. (this is sarah) i put it in words you could understand....dad was speaking in doctor dictation :)

  Lee Sams May 31, 2008 8:56 AM

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celtics/lakers final, bud. I knew a lot of your crew would be excited! doesn't even start until late next week so ya'll won't miss much. Ya'll take good care of each other and Alleen. We miss you, MOM

  leslie May 31, 2008 1:18 PM

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Turner-

We miss you!!! Can't wait to see all the pics! I can't believe that you have only been gone a week! Can you believe all you have seen and done in such a short time? Still no pin # sorry- maybe tomorow! Skin says hey- we love you!!

Shirley

  elizabeth May 31, 2008 3:09 PM

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Turner-

We miss you!!! Can't wait to see all the pics! I can't believe that you have only been gone a week! Can you believe all you have seen and done in such a short time? Still no pin # sorry- maybe tomorow! Skin says hey- we love you!!

Shirley

  elizabeth May 31, 2008 3:09 PM

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Sounds incredible! I am super jealous and kind of want to hop on a plane and move to Europe =) Jackson is boring.. work is well.. i mean its a toy store... can't wait for you all to get back =)

  Massey Jun 1, 2008 12:10 AM

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