- Covered Wooden Bridge
- Ornate Patrician houses
- Lion Monument – a masterful stone sculpture in honor of the heroic Swiss Guard of Louis XVI.
- A Cable car ride to the 10,000 foot summit of Mount Titlis
We have a brief tour of the Wooden Bridge and the Lion Monument with our TD. Although it rained off and on I still enjoyed the beauty of this city. While others went on an optional lake cruise, a bunch of us went shopping for Swiss Chocolates and Swiss Watches. We even managed to stop by the post office and got our passports stamped. After our independent self tour we meet our tour Director at the Rolex Watch sign and headed for one of only two optionals that we signed up for. We head for Mt. Titlis. It is a mountain 10,000 feet high. On my first tour we didn’t get to go because of the weather.
After Mt. Titlis, we head back to Lucerne where the bus will pick up the the other tour members who didn’t take this optional. Many of us decide to stay in town to do more shopping and have a nice dinner. Four of us find a local restaurant and have a nice dinner. My choices are limited since I don’t eat beef or pork so I select a spinach pasta dish. It was actually pretty good.
On our way back to the train station Allison points out these really cool looking paintings on several buildings.
We all bumped into each other at the train station so we decide to set a time for all of us to meet back at the train station to catch the train back to Fluelen together. We even managed to get a group discount on the cost of our tickets because there were 10 of us.
While waiting for our train to leave, we are surprised to see Ben & Colleen! Apparently, they had the exact same idea we had. We all sat together and chatted the entire way. We swapped airline stories and laughed about our time on Titlis.
Within a few minutes, the girl stands up and tells us to exit at the next stop. We follow her out the door and see our hotel only a few steps away from the train station. We thanked her and she just had this great big smile! As if she was telling us thanks for the “entertainment.”
Well, it was a long day and we have an early wake-up call (6:15 am) tomorrow so we all say our “good nights” and head straight for our rooms! tomorrow, we head across the border into Italy! I can hear the words “Gelato” ringing in my ear already! Nighty Night!