Monday, December 14, 2009

Honeymoon: Interlaken, Switzerland

My favorite part of the whole trip was the 4 days we spent in Interlaken!
It is absolutely breathtaking there... huge mountains, sparkly blue lakes... the entire place looks like a postcard!
Although Switzerland is pretty expensive, we found our own ways to eat good food and explore.  Because it wasn't the peak travel season, a lot of deals were happening.
The hotel we stayed in... gorgeous views!
TL standing right in front of our hotel... that grass area behind him are where all of the parachuters land!
One of the days there, we rented this tandem bike.  We rode everywhere on it.  People would laugh as they watched us because I figured out that if I didn't pedal, he didn't notice.  So I pretty much just rode :)
We rode our bikes a few miles and came to a high ropes/ zip line place.  It was something I had to do... so we did it.
It was all explained to us in German, which we have no experience with, so they handed us the stuff, and we pretty much just hung on tight!  TL is a hundred feet up here!
It was actually pretty challenging... but SO fun! :)
Another day we rented this awesome dune buggie!!!  If you ever go there, this is a must.  It was so fun to drive, and with the pretty weather - we were able to cruise all over the place!
On a hike
Pictures from the hike... gorgeous, right!?
Instead of eating out... we went to the grocery store and purchased stuff for a picnic.  Then we drove our dune buggie around one of the lakes to find the perfect spot.
And we found one.  Just the two of us and the beautiful view.
A little side view of the buggie!
The cows were so funny... TL pulled over in the dune buggie so I could get this shot.  They all had giant bells around their neck!
Looks just like a postcard outside our buggie!

I absolutely LOVED Interlaken... it was so adventurous and fun.
If given the opportunity, this place is a must for any traveler! :)

28 comments:

Heather said...

The rope/ zip line course looks awesome. We did zip lining in Kauai and it was a blast! Great pics, the one of you on the bike is cute!

~KS said...

This sounds and looks amazing... in every possible way. WOW!

And I know I sound like a broken record, but you and TL make absolutely the most beautiful couple. You can just see the happiness and love all over both of your faces. So awesome!

Mrs EyeCanSee said...

Ah! Zip lining! Too fun! We did that in Costa Rica on our honeymoon and it was probably our fave thing of the whole trip!

Teresa said...

Oh Tracey Girl...
I thought I was going to PASSOUT when I saw the word Interlaken on my blogroll!
That's only my favorite place in the world!
I adore SWITZERLAND!
Here's a link to some of my pics!

http://bloomingonbainbridge.blogspot.com/search/label/Travel

Yesterday we were hiking and talking about our 10 year anniversary coming up...and where we might go!
Greg said it would have to be SWITZERLAND!
If you guys go back...YOU MUST go beyond Interlaken and stay nestled up in the ALPS!
Nothing like it in the world!
And I've been to alot of places!
XXOOXX
When my sister and I backpacked through Europe...we stayed at the legendary BALMER'S in Interlaken! Met 2 California guys there..and swore they were our husbands! Ha! Check out Balmers! Oh so Cool!

http://www.balmers.com/
Delighted to know you loved Switzerland!
XXOOXX

Scrappy Girl said...

Oh wow...that looks like such a great place to visit. Gorgeous!

Jocelyn said...

oh my goodness, I am so jealous! That zipline looks so much fun, Switzerland is totally on my bucket list of places to go. You two look like you walked straight off the amazing race! And I am sure the chocolate was to DIE for. Sounds like such an adventure I am glad you had fun!

-joce

Leslee said...

Looks amazing! You had the perfect weather for your trip!!! Indeed picture postcard perfect :-)

Natasha said...

Switzerland looks amazing... I am dying to venture back to Europe because I've only been to Spain. I'm keeping my fingers crossed for Italy next year =)

OceanDreams said...

What a fun place to visit and I am so proud of you for trying the tight rope, I would be scared to death. What a cute buggie too, what a fun adventure! :)

Carol said...

That place looks beautiful!! I've always wanted to do a zipline, how fun!!!

Gerri Ward said...

WOW! Solely GORGEOUS and OMG! YOU both are sooo adventurous! -WOW!:))
p.s. I hope YOU had a GREAT weekend!
xoxox,
Gerri

Bitch, Bitch, Bitch (Amanda Mac) said...

the last photo was amazing!

Nicole Marie said...

interlaken is amazing!! and so gorgeous! and the water is so pure and fresh even right out of a well! definitely one of my favorite places.

there are lots more adorable doxie mixes that need a forever home if maximus and zeus want another friend!!
:)

katrina lauren said...

what a beautiful holiday and wonderful memories to last a lifetime!
cheers!
k

Kelsey @ Seattle Smith's said...

The bike picture is so great!!! And that last picture is just gorgeous!!!

Alice Thomson said...

Thanks for your nice comments. Wow!!! What an adventurous place. It looks like beautiful. It's so impressive. I totally agree with you. Photos are amazing and fabulous. wonderful memories!!! It is unforgettable. Good Luck!!!

Kristin said...

Wow, beautiful place! Tell me you got some chocolate!

Jen said...

Wow you got some great shots!! Looks like so much fun :)

PS :) I left you an award on my blog!

Sarah Mina said...

Looks like so much fun! You guys are a cute couple :)

Tara Gibson said...

wow this looks amazing!

Kris said...

This looks like such a beautiful and FUN place!!!

The Pink Chick said...

Love the pics! Y'all are so cute!

Lemonade Makin' Mama said...

How fun! You are just the cutest little thing!

Lori said...

Oh what fun Tracy ~ I am loving all your honeymoon posts ~ you guys did so much and made so many memories. Thank you for letting us tag along!

emily said...

on my honeymoon we drove from milan to bern via interlaken. i loved it. it was june and beautiful!!! so glad you enjoyed it as well :)

OceanDreams said...

Hi lady, I know you are super duper busy with the holidays, but wanted to let you know that I passed along a happy award your way on my blog. I hope you have a lovely Christmas, miss you!

maeghan said...

I've heard such raving reviews about Interlaken, it's already on my top ten travel list, and this only further solidifies that. Sounds fantastic!

Sweet Nothings said...

looks amazing!!!!