Counting Down and Looking Up!

The countdown is on! We are three days away from our departure and the final details are underway…

Yesterday we discovered a slight hiccup yesterday with the rental car… We were planning to use our credit card company’s CDW insurance so I went to the card site to print the terms for the rental company. I noticed some potential issues (updating names, expiring card, etc.) and thankfully Capital One was amazingly helpful and we should be squared away to rent our little SUV in Zurich!

We’re on to last minute details…shoring up information about our first destination, Murren, Switzerland. It will certainly be the most expensive leg of our journey – but it should also be the most dramatic.

Murren, Switzerland

Though I’m sure once we are there it will look super easy, at this point the most complicated issue with regard to Murren is going to be getting there! It’s a mountain village and there are no cars – you have to take a train and/or gondola to reach the area. (Fans of Rick Steves will recognize it as being near to his favorite, Gimmelwald. We opted out of it for lack of things to do – only one restaurant, etc.) The morning of our full day there will be spent way high at the Piz Gloria restaurant, 9744 feet above sea level! It has the best view of the Eiger, Monch, and Jungfrau, the three biggest peaks in this part of the Alps.

After breakfast, and checking out the 007 museum, we’ll head down to Allmendhubel and hike back to Murren. The weather is forecasted to be perfect for hiking (59 and sunny) so hopefully it holds out to give us a beautiful day in the Alps!

We are all so excited for a new adventure – 72 hours to go! Thanks for following along!

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