Going Places

They say getting there is half the fun.
With a mountain like this it seems a little hard to believe.

We traveled all night by plane.

The next morning in Zurich we hopped on a train.

I like the train.
Room to move about and lots to see out the windows.
Unless you are going through a tunnel under a mountain or you can't keep your eyes open.

Then we arrived in Sierre where it was a 1/2 mile walk from the train station to the funicular.
Don't worry we couldn't get lost. The Swiss are so clever they painted a line to follow from point A to point B. Even touristas like us seemed to know where we were going.

What's a funicular?
According to Wikipedia : is a cable railway in which a cable attached to a pair of tram-like vehicles on rails moves them up and down a steep slope, the ascending and descending vehicles counterbalancing each other. Remember it's "Win with Wikipedia"
It was much faster than driving as there are no switch backs. We thought it was really cool.

Tim is smiling.
We have arrived in Crans Montana and the real fun is about to begin

1 comment:

Marit Chrislock-Lauterbach said...

WOW - awesome pics!!!! I totally know where I want to visit next... :)