Auf Wiedersehen, Lauterbrunnen!

12 Oct

12 October 2022.

The Harvest Moon has passed and fall is entrenched with stunning color and crisp, cool air. Winter is not far behind in these Swiss Alps. Tomorrow we depart our favorite mountain community and start the journey home by way of Geneva. 

Each year it is hard to say goodbye. The promise of a return, already scheduled, will sustain us through the coming months. 

Despite more rain than we usually experience while here in Switzerland’s Berner Oberland, we have enjoyed our time of trekking, riding trains and lifts, exploring corners we’d not yet poked our heads into. There is so much to do we cannot even get back to all of our old favorites every year. 

I have a list of places and hikes to explore — in addition to our old favorites — in 2023. As long as we can keep putting one foot in front of the other we will be back.

A few photos to remember this trip. After all, this blog is my journal and I like to look back and remember the places, people, experiences, and animals we encountered. 

New friends, Chris and Jin, over dinner in Ortisei. We met because of our book.
This is my favorite photo from the trip, looking down toward the south end of the Lauterbrunnen Valley during our walk from Mürren to Gimmelwald. Fabulous fall colors contrasting with green pastures and the lofty mountains.


13 Responses to “Auf Wiedersehen, Lauterbrunnen!”

  1. Chris October 19, 2022 at 13:48 #

    What a treat meeting you both in Ortesei! Enjoy your time back home, but glad to see you plan to return for more trekking next year.


    • Laurel October 19, 2022 at 15:48 #

      It is great to be home again with the cats and the memories, and books to edit! That will keep me dreaming all winter. We will travel in May to the UK and once again to Switzerland in late August. Skipping Italy in 2023, at least that is the current plan. Happy travels to you and Jin!


  2. Diana October 13, 2022 at 16:43 #

    WOW, the picture of the valley needs to be framed. It is beautiful. Travel home safely.


    • Laurel October 19, 2022 at 15:46 #

      Thanks. Diana. It is surreal and I am thinking of adding it to our significant gallery of trip photos.


  3. Marcia Kakiuchi October 12, 2022 at 19:41 #

    Your time there has passed far too quickly! The views still look like paintings from Thomas Kincaid. And the cow is pretty darn cute!

    Liked by 1 person

    • Laurel October 13, 2022 at 07:13 #

      She was a very cute cow! I cannot believe how good my pictures can be sometimes with just a phone!


  4. Kim October 12, 2022 at 17:56 #

    Spectacular photos. You both look wonderful and energetic! Safe travels.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Laurel October 13, 2022 at 07:14 #

      Thanks! Nearing the end and ready to go home to kitties and sensible food.


      • Kim October 13, 2022 at 07:19 #

        I’ll have lemons for you soon.


  5. audrey crocker October 12, 2022 at 10:48 #

    So Happy You both had a Wonderful Time !

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Maarja October 12, 2022 at 10:35 #

    Always so much fun to see what you’re doing! Bon voyage. Maarja

    Liked by 1 person

  7. chloe erkenbrecher October 12, 2022 at 09:53 #

    What incredible photos. Many thanks for sharing your trip through them.

    Liked by 1 person

  8. lori5124 October 12, 2022 at 07:12 #

    Until next time….thanks for sharing!

    Liked by 1 person

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