Just when we thought it couldn't get any more beautiful then we take the scenic train to Interlaken, Switzerland on the Golden Pass line. I'm going to post pictures but I do want to apologize that they are not the best because most of them were taken from the train window. Anyway it will give you the feeling of the green rolling fields and the chalet style homes. The train ride was spectacular! We went way up over the mountains and finally arrived in Interlaken. Right outside our hotel were three goats just munching on grass all day and did you know that the cow really wear bells here? I don't mean to sound stupid but I grew up in Colorado and there are a heck of a lot of cows, but no bells. I thought cow bells were what you took to the hockey game to make noise with. In fact in some touristy shop I asked the lady why the cows wore bells and there was this long pause and this look on her face like "you MUST be kidding me!" But then she told me it was so when the cows walk into the hills the farmers will know where they are. I was going to ask about a fence but realized I didn't want to look any more stupid, plus the language thing. Interlaken is the German speaking part of Switzerland so now we were thoroughly confused. Although a lady on the train sneezed and we knew guesendheit! The money is different also, they use swiss francs here. So in the past two weeks we have gone from Euro (France) to Kuna (Croatian money) to Euro (Italy), to Swiss Francs (Switzerland) and back to Euro. You should see the change in my pocket. When we arrived in Lake Annecy, France which is very close to Swizterland I asked the man at the hotel if we were in swiss francs or euro now and in this very snotty French accent he said "We are in France Madam." Well excuse me. We are just a little confused because we have also gone in language from French to Croatian and Italian, to French, to German, to Spanish when the Mariachi band was serenading us at the Mexican restaurant, and back to French. Anyway back to Interlaken. Along the ride we were really pleased to see the swiss pride. Many homes had swiss flags flying outside which was great. And the toilet cover in our hotel room was, yes, a swiss flag (I took a picture.) We went out for a traditional swiss cheese fondue dinner one night and it was delicious. In fact she had to bring us a second bread basket! The one thing that I am most disappointed about was that I had planned for us to go to the top of Europe. I bought the tickets ahead of time and was all excited to take the Jungfrau train to the top of the world. Well the first day it was rainy and cloudy so we were all set to go the second day and then I asked how long. It takes 2 1/2 hours to get to the top and 2 1/2 hours to get down, plus you need a couple hours on top. We couldn't do it because our train ride to our next stop was 5 hours and we couldn't fit it all in. I was so upset because this was going to be to culmination of it all. But what can you do, except realize how lucky you are for all the other wonderful things you are getting to see and do and move on. So instead I went to chanel 2 in the room where they have a panoramic camera on the top of the mountain. Watching it from the room was just not quite the same, but Switzerland is at the top of our most beautiful places in the world list.