Friday, September 20, 2013

Oktoberfest Trip Report Day 2

Today was a car travel day. We had a nice buffet breakfast at our hotel in Innsbruck. The buffet included an egg cooker so Janet was able to have a hard boiled egg she likes for breakfast. After breakfast we packed up, checked out, and headed for Grindelwald. We drove around Innsbruck a little to see if we missed anything on our walking tour last night and stopped briefly at an interesting church near our hotel. It was a scenic 5 hour drive from Innsbruck to Grindelwald. We passed though beautiful valleys with majestic mountains on both sides and climbed over a few on winding switchbacks. We went through what seems like dozens of tunnels. We passed blue-green mountain lakes, and a huge waterfall. As we turned from Interlaken towards Grindelwald the snowy peaks of the Monch and Jungfrau loomed in front of us.

We arrived and checked in at our hotel and were delighted to find that we had a corner room with a balcony and amazing views of the mountains. The room itself is small but charming and the bed looks comfortable enough. We settled in and then went back outside for a walk in town. The main road through town is lined with shops and cafes and a few restaurant/bars. We window shopped some and then turned around to go back to the hotel. The walk into town is all downhill from the hotel. Thanks to our recent walking efforts both at home and on our travels, the return uphill trip was not too difficult.

We had dinner at the hotel, which consisted of a puff pastry leek tart starter followed by a self serve salad bar. The main course was a mixed grill of pork and beef with macaroni and brussell sprouts. We finished with mango ice cream.

The weather today was perfect. Mostly sunny with a few clouds and temperatures in the high 60's during most of our drive. Tomorrow is looking like a perfect day for going to the Jungfraujoch, so we have already bought our tickets and will definitely make the trip tomorrow.

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