Switzerland was the second country on our 2019 European Vacay. The city of Lucerne is in my TOP 3 places to visit! From the pastries, to the scenery, to the people...it is right up there AT THE TOP OF MY LIST !!! We traveled from Paris to Lucerne by train...actually we had to switch trains along the way. It was so enjoyable!!!
I have to say that this place offered me my ALL TIME #1 ADVENTURE that I will NEVER FORGET...MT. PILATUS! Now, I must admit that I came to "adventure" a little late in the game....like in my 50+ years of life. Before that time, I chose the safe....the cautious...the....well, drab...the lackluster...kind of rides/adventures in my life. I was NEVER the daredevil...the thrill seeker, if you will....BUT.NOT.ANYMORE. I have raised my kids (who by the way, are those daredevil thrill seekers...from birth) and I'm ready to enjoy the crazy (well some of the crazy) and adventures that life has to offer me. And, I think I FOUND MYSELF on that Mountain in June of 2019!
So to travel up and down Mt. Pilatus....first you have to take a bus to the first stop, where you will get off a bus and hike quite a ways up to the actual ticket office. We had already gotten our tickets, so it was just a matter of showing them at the counter. After that, we took a cable car up so far, and then transferred to a gondola...now this is not to be confused with the type of gondola in the waters of Venice (which I hope to do someday).
After that, we were able to walk around to see the mountains and scenery above. To say it was spectacular is a gross understatement. After we enjoyed all of the view and shopped a little, we boarded the cogwheel that took us down the mountain. OMG....let me just say that in some areas, I was expecting Julie Andrews to appear singing "The Hills Are Alive With Music"!!! It was so surreal!!!
Ok, so here are my pics from Mt. Pilatus.
After that, you will see more of the spectacular Lucerne!!!