Lausanne to Freiburg
This morning was a repeat of dinner, though we replaced alcohol with juice. ;) We headed to a local lookout of Lausanne, and then moved on, wanting to spend more time seeing the Swiss countryside, than the city--the drive from France into Switzerland, then Switzerland into Germany was absolutely stunning. We didn't quite make it to the Alps, but saw them from a distance, and instead drove through what I can only assume were the Alps' foothills--smaller chains of not quite as tall mountains. The Swiss countryside was exactly as I imagined it would be--stunning. Farm land and country villages, high peaks, beautiful, old houses, quaint. It is so picturesque. I couldn't help but smile at the sweetness of it all, even the cows had jingling bells around their necks!
It is dizzying to think that I've been in 5 countries in less than a week, but I love the tight schedule we've kept to--seeing a city for about a day, experiencing night and daytime there. We also see so much more driving! The countryside has been such a rich expereince, especially into gaining more insight into a place.
We have arrived in Freiburg, Germany where we leave dear Magdalena, and the 3 of us continue on to Yannick's parents to break-up the long drive north. Not sure yet what else is on the horizon for German travel...and who knows where else...?