The last 2 days of our trip were a little more relaxed than the first part. We spent one day in Lucerne and the final day in Neuchatel.
Lucerne is a dream. We started with the monument of the dying lion. It was carved in memoriam of the men that died in the Swiss Guard that was defending the French King. Is a beautiful monument. It is also a stunning little oasis in the middle of an urban center.
We spent the rest of the morning strolling by the river and walking on the wooden, medieval bridges throughout the city. I will just let the pictures speak for themselves. Like I've told some friends, "You can't take a bad picture of Switzerland."
The largest medieval bridge
We stopped at a sweet little cafe along the river to soak up some sunshine and have snack.
A little trip recap.
I don't think any of us wanted to leave, so we didn't! We strolled around town, chatted...a lot, and bought a boatload of chocolate to take home with us. But the time did come to tootle on down the road. So I said goodbye to one of my favorite cities.
Later, we pulled into Neuchatel. It's a quiet little town on a lake. We spent the evening walking along the beach watching the swans and people on our way.
Neuchatel had a nice "old town" section. We wandered the little alley ways looking for breakfast. It was Saturday, so not much was open early. Nicki found us a delicious crepery. And I couldn't leave without a pastry for the road, so we also found a bakery.
On the way to the airport we stopped at Chateau Neuchatel.
We made it to the airport, happy, tired and excited to get home to our own beds.
This was an amazing experience. It was fun, stressful, exhilarating, exciting, scary, and such a memorable time with some really amazing ladies. Switzerland, keep it real! I will definitely be back.