The day after the Insomnium concert, Jennifer and I decided to go back into town, with our hearts set on muesli from Henrici, which Jen says is some of the best she's had. Granted, Jennifer makes a mean bowl of muesli (and heavenly lattes), as evidenced by my daily breakfast...
|Yogurt + apple + banana + muesli + coffee = happy Margaret.|
I even brought home some of this muesli!
|One of the flammenkuchen that we shared|
|View from below|
|View from above|
|Jennifer and me on the city wall|
We made our way to the city wall which had amazing views, before heading toward the funicular that took us up to ETH, a university in Zurich. From there we had a pretty view of the city and the sunset.
|Up at ETH|
|Nothing says "it's the holidays" like hot chocolate in Switzerland|
We started our day with proper fueling for any trip to the Alps -- coffee and monkey bread.
|Ignore the ugly part on the far end...it was my responsibility|
to flip the pan onto the plate and I failed miserably
SO tasty. Jennifer had a mix that we used, but I'd love to try the recipe I linked to above!
Once we'd filled our bellies, we set out for Säntis. In case you were unaware (which I was until just now), Säntis is the tallest mountain in the Alpstein massif of northeastern Switzerland at 2,502 meters/8,208 feet! It took us three trains, a bus and a cable car to get there (with a little stop from the nicest train conductor EVER since we had gotten on the wrong train...), but as you can imagine, it was well worth it. I mean, when in Switzerland, one must visit the Alps!
I'm just going to let the photos speak for themselves...
It was absolutely beautiful! I am so glad that I made the trip out there. It was the perfect way to end my trip to Zurich. As soon as we got home, we had another delicious fondue dinner, and a party with a ton of Jen and Fred's friends. It was so much fun, and I really hope to make it back again...maybe in the warmer summer months? I think it's really only fair to see a place in the cold AND warm months before you decide how much you like it, right?
As I flew out of Zurich on my way to London (I had to fly to Gatwick, then get on a bus that took me to Heathrow five hours before my flight back to the US...needless to say, I spent a LOT of time pacing the concourse and making unnecessary trips to the Harrods shop!), I got one last glimpse of the Alps:
|The Alps from my window!|
Regularly scheduled Have A Good Run posts to resume next week!