30 Days of Gratitude - Swiss Babymoon (4/30)


30 Days of Gratitude - Day 4

I'm grateful for our Swiss babymoon in December 2009! For our last big trip before our first daughter was born, we visited the Christmas markets in Lucerne, Zurich, and Basel, Switzerland. 

We loved the gluhwein (spiced wine), stalls of handmade crafts, and festive atmosphere of the markets, but the highlight of our babymoon was our day trip to Jungfraujoch - the highest train station in Europe, sitting 11,782 feet high in the Swiss Alps. 

Partway up the mountain, Jungfraujoch, Switzerland

Partway up the mountain, Jungfraujoch, Switzerland

Soft white snow fell on us as we changed trains partway up the mountain, and the scenery the entire way was absolutely breathtaking. We had a delightful tour guide who was friendly and engaging and always willing to snap a photo for us, and we made friends with a great couple from Australia on the tour. Everyone was excited and bubbly as we made our way higher and higher up the mountain, in anticipation of finally reaching the top.

The photo we nearly froze for... totally worth it though!!

The photo we nearly froze for... totally worth it though!!

Once we were at the top, we headed outside from the visitor's center to take in the views. One side of the mountain was calm and beautiful, but the other side - the one with the Swiss flag that we just had to have a picture with - was like heading into a fierce blizzard. It was an act of sheer willpower to fight the blistering icy winds to make our way to the flag for a picture, and we felt triumphant when we made it. My cheeks burned for a good hour afterward from the cold, but we got the photo!

We made it to the top!!

We made it to the top!!

It was a day filled with fun, laughter, adventure, and so much beauty, and I love to look back through our pictures from the Top of Europe!

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