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Thirsty Thursday: Swiss Sunset

Rambler: Terry
Drink in Hand: 2010 Pianetta Cabernet Sauvignon

Something today made me think of hiking in the Swiss Alps.  Perhaps it's just the majestic views of the snow-covered peaks that I remember.  Or perhaps it's being the only people at the top of a mountain to photograph sunset.  Or maybe it's a bit of both or neither.  But, looking through the images now, I don't know if it really matters.  It was simply awe-inspiring to be there, to see the sunset, and to be in the sunset.  Our photographs don't seem to give the spot its due credit.  Amazing. 

Thirsty Thursday: Ahhh, Lucerne

Rambler: Terry
Drink in Hand: 2011 Ancient Peaks Sauvignon Blanc

Just a few images tonight from our Switzerland trip. Unfortunately, we were only in Lucerne for a night. All that really needs to be said about Lucerne is, "Ahhh, Lucerne." There's something about the atmosphere of the city that just puts you in a relaxed mood. Perhaps it is the architecture of the place or maybe it's the chocolate shops filled with yummy Swiss goodies. I tend to think it's related to the relaxed cafes near the water and the people. Life seemed slower here than elsewhere. I suppose it could be that places you visit seem more relaxed than the places you've lived, but I hope that's not true of Lucerne. I wish we could have spent more time here, sitting next to the river, people watching, chatting, and sipping cappuccino goodness.

View from the Water
Cafe
View from the Hotel
Hotels
Outdoor Seating
Lucerne
Quiet Street
Night View