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Old 07-08-2010, 09:46 PM   #1
RSM
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Alpine Magic Photos-6/20-Part 2

Picking up where I left off. On the second free afternoon in Zermatt a group of us took three gondolas up to Klein (Little) Matterhorn and went through Glacier Palace. Again, this trip also offered spectacular views of the Matterhorn.

Zermatt-Going to Klein Matterhorn

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The outside of the glacier:

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Aiden and Rich inside the glacier at Glacier Palace. Pretty cool (literally and figuratively):

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When you get to the end, there are alot of ice sculptures:

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On our Way to Luzern:

First we stopped for lunch in Andermatt. A pretty little town:

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Biking around Lake Lucerne:

Aiden ready for the "Tour de Luzern"

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We bike to another scenic vista at Lake Lucerne. The water is really cold and we are used to the Northern Atlantic.

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Arriving in the city of Luzern:

Views from the hotel room in Luzern:

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One of the historic bridges in Luzern. There are original paintings on the inside:

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Aiden climbing one of the towers along the old wall:

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Another view of Luzern:

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Running with the Huskies:

Aiden, Rich and Yuma:

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Jenn and her husky:

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Aiden and Rich walking Yuma. Yeah right, more like Yuma walking us:

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Dying Lion Monument:

You really can't see it from the picture, but it is huge. I found this sculpture moving. Tremendous detail when you really look at it in person.

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The World Cup Scene:

It was actually pretty cool being in Europe during the World Cup. This was the courtyard right outside our hotel. They basically set up a jumbotron and people would gather to watch the game. This game had Switzerland playing. Too bad they couldn't score, the place would have erupted.

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Ballenburg:

Ballenburg is the open air museum that takes through you periods of Swiss history. There are many styles of houses that represent Swiss architecture through the generations:

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Aiden; and Rich cutting wood the old fashioned way. This is hard work:

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The Farewell Dinner:

We were met by William Tell and Alpenhorn blowers. After hearing the story of William Tell, Aiden wanted to know how far away he was when he shot the arrow and if he was blindfolded.

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Aiden took a crack at the alpenhorn and actually did a pretty good job. He must have mom's musical ability, because dad doesn't have a musical bone in his body:

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Well, this provides just a brief glimpse of some of the activities and sites of Alpine Magic. We can't speak highly enough of this adventure. Special thanks to Maddie and Marc, our guides who were awesome throughout. And for Marc---Go Espana!

Feel free to ask me any questions about this adventure.
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