Lucerne • Day 11-12

Ahh, we finally get to Switzerland. This was my favorite country on the entire tour. The scenery was breathtaking, and the weather was beautiful. If I ever have the funds to return to Europe, this is one country that I definitely want to visit again.

While in Switzerland, we saw the incredible Lion Monument, which is an amazing sculpture cut into the side of a mountain. The sheer size of this thing is breathtaking. Although it doesn't compare in size to Mount Rushmore, it is still very impressive.

Also, while in Switzerland, we visited Mt. Pilatus. We met up with a guy (Kris Zwingi? forgive my spelling) who had previously been a foreign exchange student at my high school, and took the trip on a cog train up the mountain. The view from the top was awe inspiring. It felt like, from this one point, that we could look back on all the places that we had been on our tour. It was like we were looking down at the entirety of Europe. We were so high that, although it was mid-summer, there was still quite a bit of snow on the ground. It was the middle of June, but we still had a snowball fight while we were there. (Remember, we're from Texas)

Of all the places that I have been in my life, this was definitely one of my favorites. Maybe someday I will be able to have a little house somewhere in the Swiss Alps... right after I win the Lottery.

After our adventures in Switzerland, we were taken by bus past the vineyards of France, and into Paris.

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