Day 8 - Lauterbrunnen
22.07.2012 - 22.07.2012
Another dreary morning - we couldn't bear to get out of a warm beds until about midday. It was absolutely freezing last night, really really cold. Mum said it was the worst night of her life; with all our jumpers, blankets and socks we still weren't warm enough.
I got up about ten, dad was already outside, painting under the canopy. I got on with my drawing while mum and Tom alternated between reading and sleeping.
We were all up about midday and the sky was starting to clear, little patches of blue sky appearing between the clouds. We decided we wanted to see one of the lakes, Thun or Brienz. We headed towards Brienz for some lunch and found a really nice restaurant right by the lake, with a veranda with the best view. It warmed up a lot and the sun came out - not quite warm enough for shorts but we took off our raincoats. Great meal, then back to the tent after a scenic drive.
We came to the Internet cafe for more brownies and I put yesterday's blog up.
Home about six. Tom let dad loose on his hair with the clippers and he cut most of it off, looks really good. He looks like a different person.
Tom attempted to put on a load of washing for the first time in his life so we had to go through what the symbols meant. Even after just one week of camping, clean has a new definition - anything that isn't visibly dirty.
Dad barbecued burgers for dinner, really nice. Lots of cards for our last night in Switzerland, bridge for over an hour accompanied by a giant Lindt chocolate bar and Goldbears. Happy days.
We were all in bed by about eleven. Dad offered for mum and I to go up to Mannlichen (by cable car) tomorrow morning while Tom and him put down the tent. The forecast for tomorrow is great - clear skies and pretty warm. Moving on to the Italian lakes tomorrow, four hour drive to Orta.