Tuesday, September 21, 2010


WOW!!!  Gorgeous country. 

Basel is in the area of Switzerland where they speak a dialect of German.  Weather was ideal.  We spent a couple of hours wandering the town which we found lovely and charming. 

Driving past the Rhine, Alps, lakes and splendid architecture was simply fabulous.  We drove past the village near one of the lakes where the mythical William Tell was said to have lived and shot an apple off the top of his son's head. 

On our return trip through Switzerland we took the long, winding route through the St. Gotthard pass which at its peak is 6929 feet.  The scenery was breathtaking!  We had a short stop to take photos near the top.  The homes were the typical picture of charming swiss chalets.

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