We wanted to let everyone know that we finished our 100 mile walk in the Swiss Alps yesterday near Gstaad. We took a scenic train to Geneva at noon and have had several hours to visit this beautiful city. We fly out of Geneva tomorrow.
The walk was a real challenge, mainly because of the high mountains but also due to weather. Kelly and I had one abbreviated day because I fell on a wet road and bruised my knee, but Charley hiked this whole segment which was the highest and most difficult day of the walk. The next day we all ended up with a short day because it was snowing on top of the mountain. We walked several hours in the rain to another town and then took a bus the rest of the way instead of trying to cross the mountain in the snow. Fortunately the last two days were perfect and we were even able to hike in shorts. We really enjoyed our time in Switzerland and it was a great way to end our trip. We especially enjoyed our new friendships with three British hikers who were on our same schedule and in our same hotels.
We will post a more detailed blog on our Swiss walk when we are back home. We have a lot to do over the next two weeks to get settled back in our house. Kelly is looking forward to seeing her dog Milly and starting school next Wednesday. And so onward to new adventures now this one is almost over!